Police: Attempted Credit Card Fraud Halted Before TV Purchased

A Whitefish Bay resident found that someone tried to use her credit card to buy a TV in Montana and have it delivered to Ohio.

A resident in the 5200 block of Diversey Boulevard reported on Dec. 5 that someone attempted to use her credit card fraudulently. According to the police report, the suspect tried to purchase a 60-inch television from Van’s Electronics in Missoula, MT and deliver it to Columbus, OH. The purchase never went through and the card was canceled.

Also in the Whitefish Bay police reports this week:

  • An employee at Brugger’s Bagels contacted police Dec. 4 to report that her iPhone 4S, worth $200, had been stolen. The phone is not able to be tracked.
  • Police issued a harassment citation to a Whitefish Bay High School student after an investigation showed a pattern of physical and verbal harassment from September through December.
  • A bicycle stolen from the west side of Whitefish Bay Middle School on Friday was found the following day in the 400 block of East Lancaster and returned to its owner. A resident responded to the station to say the red Schwinn boys mountain bike was taken between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday. It was valued at $350. The following day, an officer responded to an address on Lancaster to recover the bicycle.
  • Three male juveniles were cited for curfew violations and trespassing after police received a report of “noisy juveniles on football field/track,” according to a police report. Police responded about 3 a.m. and first located two people, ages not reported, who were cooperative and hence just warned and sent home after parents were notified. Later, three boys were spotted hiding in bushes. All received citations.


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