A 60-year-old Lost District Drive resident reported someone had sent an email from his account to his bank asking for the wiring of $72,000 from his checking account. The incident was reported on Jan. 18 at 10:59 a.m.
The transfer never went through. The case remains under investigation.
An 85-year-old Mariomi Road resident reported to police to men—one in his mid-40s and one in his mid-20s—told the woman her chimney needed to be cleaned. At first she said she didn’t want it cleaned, but the younger man eventually convinced her the work needed to be done.
The woman wrote a $1,000 check.
While the case remains open to determine whether any fraud or larceny occurred, police said it’s smart to make sure a company is reputable before giving them business.
“If people are soliciting for work to do at your house, I would be very cautious,” Sgt. Carol Ogrinc said.