GR Police Blotter Feb. 17th - Feb. 23, 2020
Feb 24, 2020 01:49PM
By Julie Maxwell Allen
12:23 PM – Responding to a reported shoplifting in progress at the CVS Store located at 175 Rock Road, P.O. T.J. Graziani subsequently apprehended and arrested a 28-year-old New Milford woman. Responding officers also recovered 56 stolen items valued at $430.38 which included cartons of probiotics, various packages of gum and chocolate.
The woman was transported to police HQ where she was processed and charged with shoplifting. She was also determined to have active warrants out of the Superior Court in Bergen County, Hillsdale and Washington Township on similar charges. She was turned over to the custody of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department who transported her to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance before Superior Court Central Judicial Processing as well as the disposition of her outstanding warrants.
2:24 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that she was contacted by an individual claiming to represent the State Police. The caller alleged that there were criminal charges related to her social security number and asked for the woman to provide her date of birth, social security number and the name of her bank. After providing this information she spoke with a family member who advised her to report the matter through the local police department.
While she was in the process of filing a report at police headquarters, the individual again called her. A detective took the call and confirmed that this was a phishing scam. The matter is currently under investigation and the victim was provided with instructions on credit monitoring and to file a fraudulent activity report with the credit bureaus.
3:41 PM – A Glen Rock woman in her 80’s reported that she received a phone call from a man claiming to be one of her relatives. The man then put her on the phone with another individual who claimed to be an attorney. The “attorney” told her that the relative was in jail and needed $12,000 in cash which had to be sent via UPS to an address in Memphis Tennessee, which the woman did on February 18th. When the same person called back requesting additional money, she realized that this was likely a scam.
The UPS tracking information confirmed that the packaged was delivered to the address in Memphis just prior to 10 AM on February 19th. Glen Rock detectives are currently investigating this matter in cooperation with the Memphis Police Department.
1:14 PM – An accountant with a medical services company located on Harristown Road reported that the company had been the victim of a $100,000 wire fraud. The complainant recounted that multiple emails were received from a fraudulent email address impersonating the company CEO and directing the wire transfer to a bank in China for international business purposes. After realizing that this was a fraud, company representatives contacted police. The detective bureau is currently investigating the matter.