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Troy Police: Thief Nabbed While Attempting To Cash Stolen Check; Other Crime

The following information was obtained from the Troy Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Check Theif Caught At Bank

A woman attempting to cash a check that wasn’t hers was caught red-handed by Troy Police officers Oct. 25 at the Bank of America on 14 Mile Road.

An employee notified police that a woman was inside of the bank cashing a check which the employee had confirmed was fraudulent.

Officers arrived and detained the suspect, a 23-year-old Detroit woman. A bank teller indicated that he was suspicious of the check and contacted the account holder who confirmed that his company had not issued the check.

The suspect admitted that she knew the check was fraudulent. She stated she had been given the check and told she would be given some of the money if she cashed it. She was arrested and charged with “Uttering and Publishing a Fraudulent Check.” Additionally, she had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for her arrest.

Credit, Check, Identity Theft, Other Fraud

Avon Alert. A resident from living near the 1000 block of Beattie reported to Troy Police  that on Aug. 21 someone opened an account with Avon Products using her social security number. The complainant reported that she never had an account with Avon. 

On Oct. 16, a woman who lives on Coolidge reported to Troy Police that someone had used her Kohl’s credit card to make a purchase. When she contacted Kohl’s she learned that the person that made the purchase was in possession of the complainant’s card. The woman searched for her card and determined that it had been lost or stolen. 

Home Invasions 

A homeowner near the 6000 block of John R reported to Troy Police that someone had entered her home some time between 7 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. on Oct. 24. When she returned home from work, she discovered the back door to her home was ajar and that jewelry, a camera, and a prescription medication were missing. Police have no suspects. 

A resident living in the 6000 block of Aurora reported to Troy police that on Oct. 25 someone broke into her home between 12:50 and 1:50 p.m. When she returned, she found a broken window and a ransacked bedroom. It does not appear as if anything was taken from the home. 

Business Larcenies 

A customer at the Champps Restaurant on Big Beaver reported to police that on Oct. 24  around 8 p.m. someone had taken his laptop, which he had left unattended on a table while he paid his bill. 

On Oct. 25, a shopper at Sears on 14 Mile Road reported to police that while she checked the price on an item, someone stole an Apple IPhone and $33 cash from her purse, which she left unattended in a fitting room. 

The manager at the PetSmart store on Big Beaver reported to Troy Police that on Oct. 23 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. someone stole five flea collar sets, valued at $188.78.

The loss prevention service at the Kohl’s department store on Coolidge reported to police that on Oct. 24 at 2:36 p.m., two men entered the electronics department and selected an item. Both men entered fitting rooms then exited the rooms leaving only the merchandise packaging for both items left behind. When the men exited the store, Loss Prevention attempted to apprehend them both, but the suspects fled, leaving the area in a white Dodge Caliber. 

Stolen From An Automobile 

While parked in his driveway on the 1000 block of Connolly, a complainant reported to Troy police that someone stole a Sony camera, a Bose headset, an Apple iPod, a leather jacket, a Samsung computer tablet, and a pair of Gucci sunglasses. There were no signs of forced entry and the owner reports that the vehicle may have been unlocked. 

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