A woman reported to Denton police Sunday that she fell for a “secret shopper” scam and lost about $1,500.
She said she responded to an online advertisement to shop at a local store and report her findings.
On June 15, she received a check in the mail for $1,870.60. She was told to deposit the money and then go to a Lewisville store that has a wire service. Then she was to wire $1,400 to an address in the United Kingdom, the report states.
A man stayed on the telephone with her during the whole transaction, telling her what to do.
It cost an extra $93 to wire the money, she said.
Her bank has since notified her that the check was fraudulent, the report states.
600 block of East Hickory Street — A woman called police Monday morning to report that her former boyfriend stole her car.
She said he was helping her work on the car and they got into an argument. She went inside her apartment, leaving the key in the car and her cellphone inside. Then she saw someone driving away with the car.
A neighbor told her the boyfriend was driving, according to the report. She said the last time he took her car he kept it for two months.
From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:
• Denton police handled 833 service and officer-initiated calls, including two cases of criminal mischief, one fraud, one case of possession of a controlled substance, two thefts, one vehicle burglary and one suicidal person.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,042 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve.
Deputies took reports of four thefts, two assaults, one alarm, one burglary, one domestic disturbance, one case of criminal mischief and one vehicle burglary.
• Denton firefighters responded to 50 medical calls, four requests to assist an invalid, two smoke investigations, one request for public service, three traffic accidents, one person dead on the scene, one overheated motor, one fireworks complaint, two grass fires and two alarms.
Argyle firefighters responded to three traffic accidents, one assault, three medical calls, one domestic violence call, one request for mutual aid, two grass fires and one odor investigation.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one assault, 13 medical calls, one hazardous materials incident, one electrical fire, one grass fire, one vehicle fire, one overdose and two requests to unlock a vehicle.
Krum firefighters responded to one animal bite, five medical calls, one request for mutual aid, two structure fires, one unknown type fire, one overdose, one traffic accident and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to nine medical calls, three alarms, one animal bite, one assault, one request for mutual aid, one structure fire, one case of heat exposure, three overdoses, two traffic accidents and one welfare concern.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one assault, four medical calls, one structure fire and one missing person.
Ponder firefighters responded to three medical calls, one unknown-type fire and one traffic accident.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls, one electrical fire, one structure fire, one traffic accident and two requests to unlock a vehicle.
Sanger firefighters responded to five medical calls, one grass fire, one odor investigation and one request to unlock a vehicle.
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Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.