Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports
Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. To view Calls for Services information, please visit CrimeReports.com. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.
Incident Date08/26/2013 - 8:00 AM
Address4600 block Camden Rd.
Victim(s)Female, age 79, Madison
DetailsA 79-year old Madison woman was swindled out of more than $1,000 recently by criminals who convinced her she had won $3 million and a car in some sort of contest she had never entered. First the victim sent a $150 check to an address in Georgia to cover a "foreign country tax" as her winnings were coming from overseas. Next she loaded $900 on Green Dot Money Pak cards, and provided corresponding card account numbers to the "prize team." These funds were needed for insurance and transfer fees, or so she was told. Following the transactions, the victim was led to believe that her prize would arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. this past Wednesday. When no prize patrol showed, she called police. An officer took a look at her records and found a phone number being used by the criminals: 1-876-887-5202.
Released 08/30/2013 at 10:14 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain
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