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Incident Report for Case #2013-258225

Incident Type


Incident Date

08/20/2013 - 1:22 PM


900 block Williamson St.


Female, age 27, Madison


Criminals pretending to be with Madison Gas and Electric are continuing to try to extort money from area businesses. Last week, a Williamson St. shop owner contacted police after getting a phone call from people with Indian accents. They claimed she needed to pay a $798.98 security deposit to replace an electric meter. If she failed to do so, the victim was told her service would be disconnected. She knew this was a scam and called the MPD. The victim had been given a phone number to contact by the crooks: 608-721-0610. 

Released 08/28/2013 at 11:03 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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