Blotter: Grandson reports fraudulent use of cards by caretaker

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A 91-year-old Denton man has reportedly been the victim of fraud, police said.

Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of North Bell Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. Friday after a grandson reported that a caretaker had been using the elderly man’s checks and credit cards to make unauthorized charges.

A report for forgery was taken, police records show.

Other reports

2200 block Colorado Boulevard — A damaged coin-operated machine alerted a local business employee that the business had been burglarized, police said.

The employee noticed the damage when he arrived at work and realized that the store had been burglarized, according to reports.

The damage occurred sometime overnight Thursday into Friday morning.

A report was made for burglary of a coin-operated machine, police said.

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday:

*Fifty people were booked into Denton County Jail.

*Denton police posted six reports online.

From Sunday, May 18, to Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police made five arrests and responded to 46 calls for service.

From Sunday, May 18, to Thursday:

University of North Texas police assisted three agencies and made seven arrests on outside agency warrants, one arrest for a UNT warrant, three arrests for driving while intoxicated, one arrest for driving with an invalid license and possession of drug paraphernalia, and three arrests for public intoxication. They also issued one citation for urinating in public and two criminal trespass warnings, and responded to one reported theft of service of more than $1,500.

— Megan Gray


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