Scarsdale Police Log: Identity Thefts, Stolen Boiler

Excerpts from the Scarsdale Police Log. The following information was supplied by the Scarsdale Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Scarsdale woman reported to on June 13 that she had been the victim of an attempted phone scam. On June 12, she received a phone call at work allegedly from a male who said it was her grandson who had been in a car accident and needed money, according to a police report. The "grandson's" "lawyer" called and verified the information, asking the woman to go to Walmart in White Plains to send a $2,705 money gram to the grandson. Fortunately, the woman did not fall for the scam and reported the incident to police.

A Saxon Woods resident reported to police that he was the victim of identity fraud. He told police that he filed his 2011 federal taxes, however, on June 4 he received a letter from the IRS saying he had not filed and he did not submit a W4 from a job at Madison Square Garden and owed $4868, according to the SPD report. However, the Scarsdale man never worked for the Garden nor received any money. He filed a report with the SPD.

A Bradley Road resident had his car broken into and his insurance and registration stolen, according to an SPD report. On June 11, the resident's car was parked in front of his home, and the right passenger side rear window had been broken. Nothing else was stolen from the car, according to SPD.

A Continental Road resident was the victim of identity theft. On June 11, he told SPD that he received numerous letters at his home, denying him credit. He told SPD he never applied for the credit cards, which were from Target, TJX, Toys R Us, Mastercard, Barclay and World Financial Bank, according to the police report. The thief had opened up a Victoria's Secret card in his name, with a $750 line of credit, according to the SPD report. Police are investigating.

A Greenacres resident told police a high efficiencty HVAC boiler had been stolen from her home, according to a police report. The resident reported the incident on June 16. She told SPD her home is under construction. According to the SPD report, the "unit connection was neatly cut and the gas line was shut off, given an indication that the suspect was familiar with the HVAC system."


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