Blotter: Man staying at motel falls victim to credit card scam

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An elderly man realized he fell victim to a credit card scam Saturday after noticing an unauthorized charge on his credit card, according to a Denton police officer’s report.

At 8:31 p.m., a man told police he was staying in a motel in the 4100 block of Interstate 35E when an unknown suspect called him in the middle of the night.

The man told police that the suspect stated that he worked in the motel and that there was a problem with the computer system, according to the police report.

The man told police that the suspect requested his credit card information again.

The man gave the suspect his information and later discovered that it was a scam after there was an unauthorized charge on his credit card.

The case is still under investigation.

 

Other reports

1100 block of Spring Creek Drive — A woman accused her ex-boyfriend of causing damage to her property in attempt to get her to speak to him Saturday, according to an officer’s report.

During the last few months the suspect has caused approximately $2,000 worth of damages to the residence, including damaging the woman’s air conditioning unit.

The woman told police that she had not seen her ex-boyfriend in the act of damaging her property, but she said that he admitted to her that he was responsible for some of the damages, according to the police report.

No arrests were made and the case is still under investigation, according the police report.

2400 block of Louise Street — Officers were dispatched to a disturbance call at 10:21 p.m. Saturday in reference to a person trespassing at an apartment complex.

According to the police report, the person was banging on a door and yelling.

Officers made contact with the person and discovered that he had been previously cited for criminal trespassing at the same apartment complex. The person was arrested and charged with trespassing, according to the police report.

2700 block of West University Drive — A man attempted to shoplift a home security device from a grocery store, but he was unaware that the store had a security system of its own keeping an eye on him.

On Saturday at 9:10 p.m., the store’s loss prevention unit observed the man conceal the security system in his jacket, according to an officer’s report.

Store officials called police who waited outside for the man just in case he decided to leave the store without paying.

The man walked out of the store and was arrested and charged with theft and transported to the Denton jail by police officers, according to the police report.

1300 block of FM407, Lewisville — Two motorcyclists were taken to the hospital around noon Sunday after they crashed into each other in the 1300 block of FM 407.

A Lewisville Police Department spokesman said the men knew each other and the cause of the accident is unknown. One of the men was transported to a Plano hospital by helicopter and the other was taken to a hospital in Lewisville.

The names of the men were not released.

—John D. Harden

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.


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