Crime beat

  • Thursday, March 7, 2013

Missing money
A Summerville man reported that he is missing $1,000 in U.S. currency from his residence. He said he had some $600 in paper currency in a box inside his master bedroom closet and another $400 in change in two buckets, also in the closet.
The man said the last time he saw his money was on or about Feb. 18; he noticed it missing on Feb. 22.
He said he has not noticed any signs of forced entry, but said the back door to his residence will not lock and has been broken for about a month.
Get those stories straight…
An officer responded to a call about a possible wanted person staying at the Econo-Lodge on Holiday Drive in Summerville. The officer went to a room where the subject was allegedly staying and made contact with a male in the room. The officer asked the subject if his name was “Chad” and the subject replied that it was. The officer then told the subject that someone had reported that the subject was staying there and had an active warrant against him. The officer then asked if the subject had any identification. The subject replied that he did not, but provided a name and a birthdate.
The officer ran that information through NCIC and it came back negative; in the meantime, the officer noticed the subject had opened a drawer next to the bed to get a cigarette and saw the subject’s wallet in the drawer. The officer asked if the wallet belonged to the subject, to which the subject replied that it was not.
The officer checked the wallet, which contained the subject’s S.C. identification card and proper identity and address information. The officer then arrested the subject for giving false information to the police and transported him to Hill-Finklea Detention Center.
Scam alert
A Summerville woman reported that her 80-year-old father has been receiving telephone calls from a male subject who identifies himself as “Bob Miller,” who speaks with a foreign accent. The subject has told the complainant’s father that he has won $2.5 million dollars but needs to send $15,000 to an address in Tampa to cover the taxes. The subject then changed the amount, stating that once the man sends the $15,000 he will receive his $1.5 million dollars. The subject also stated that the man won a Cadillac car and asked how many family members would be available for a winner’s photograph.
The complainant went on to state that her father withdrew $15,000 dollars from his bank account and sent it via overnight mail to the address the subject provided him. However, the complainant was able to contact the Tampa, Fla. Postmaster to intercept the package. Currently, the postmaster has secured the money for safekeeping.

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