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Woman scammed out of $5,000 after responding to pop-up message on computer: Mayfield Police Blotter



MAYFIELD, Ohio

Fraud: SOM Center Road

A woman, 78, reported Feb. 1 that she was the victim of a scam when she purchased $5,000 worth of Home Depot gift cards and provided the redemption codes to an unknown person.

She had received a pop-up message on her computer advising of a virus and called a given phone number. The scammer sent her to her bank with specific instructions on what to say if she was questioned when making a $15,000 withdrawal.

She had bought another $5,000 worth of gift cards at the request of the scammer but became suspicious before providing those redemption codes.

Suspicious vehicle: Beta Drive

A manager of the Hilton Garden Inn said Jan. 30 that there was a vehicle in the parking lot that comes often and stays for hours, and she wanted the driver trespassed.

Officers located the vehicle and issued a trespass warning to the driver, a 23-year-old Cleveland man.

Property damage: Metro Park Drive

A resident found damage to his mailbox Feb. 2 and suspected a tree service that had been working on the road was responsible.

He was unable to find out the name of the company and said he would fix the damage on his own.

General assistance: Wilson Mills Road

A Yours Truly manager reported Feb. 2 that an employee was caught on video stealing a steak.

Officers responded to the business, but no assistance was desired as the employee had been terminated and left the business without incident.

Juvenile complaint: Wilson Mills Road

Officers documented an incident from Center Elementary School Feb. 5 in which a boy, 8, threatened a classmate.

The school handled the discipline and counseling of the child.

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