Green Dot money card scam strikes again in this week’s Mt. Laurel Police report

The following information was provided by the Mt. Laurel Police Department.

A resident reported that she received a phone call from a suspect representing themselves as an employee of the U.S. Department of Immigration on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. The victim stated that the caller ID displayed a number that appeared to be from a government agency in Washington D.C. The suspect demanded that the victim immediately pay $2,500 in the form of pre-paid MoneyPak Green Dot debit cards. The suspect threatened the victim with deportation if payment was not made. The frightened victim did not have a way to get to the store so the suspect sent a taxi to transport her to a local drugstore to purchase the Green Dot cards. Once the cards were purchased, the victim provided the card information to the suspect, at which point the cards were drained.

An employee of Ulta on Nixon Drive reported on Nov. 22 at approximately 2:30 p.m. a woman left the store without paying for three bottles of perfume valued at $248. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival in a gray Chrysler 300M bearing a New York registration and operated by a man.

A resident of the 800 block of Lafayette Drive reported that on Nov. 21 between 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. someone burglarized his residence. Entry into the house was gained by forcing the rear window. Jewelry, valued at approximately $5,500, was taken.

On Nov. 22 at 3:17 a.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Whitechapel Drive near Sheffield Lane. During the stop the driver, a 25-year-old man from Mt. Laurel, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was released pending a court hearing.

On Nov. 21 a victim met a male suspect at the Lukoil Gas Station on Route 73 to purchase a cellular telephone for $200. Following the transaction, the victim realized the phone was a fake and was only capable of playing music. The suspect was a man appearing in his 50’s. He was operating a dark colored sedan bearing a Florida registration.

A resident from of the 700 block of Hunters Lane reported tools, valued at $460, were taken from his garage. The victim believes the incident occurred sometime between Aug. 24 and Aug. 30 while contractors were installing windows.

On Nov. 22 at 10:10 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 73 near Interstate 295. During the stop the driver, a 26-year-old woman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. She was released pending a court hearing.

On Nov. 23 at 3:15 a.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Larchmont Boulevard near Route 38. During the stop the driver, a 45-year-old man from Mt. Laurel, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was released pending a court hearing.

On Nov. 23 at 9:35 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 38 in the area of Marter Avenue. During the stop the driver, a 38-year-old woman from Mt. Laurel, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. She was released pending a court hearing.

Mt. Laurel Police arrested a 62-year-old man from Mt. Laurel on Nov. 24, for driving while intoxicated. Subsequent to erratic driving complaints, he was stopped on Daylily Drive at 5:09 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Mt. Laurel Police arrested a 50-year-old man from Sicklerville on Nov. 25, for driving while intoxicated. He was stopped on Route 73 near Church Road at 1:35 a.m., charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Mt. Laurel Police arrested a juvenile resident of Willingboro on Nov. 24 at 9:34 p.m. for theft of a cell phone valued at $500, from the basketball court area of L.A. Fitness on Dearborn Circle. Subsequent to arrest, the juvenile was found to be in possession of a second stolen cell phone, valued at $300, also from the basketball court area. The juvenile was served with complaints and released to a parent pending a family court hearing.

Mt. Laurel Police arrested a 55-year-old man from Morrestown and a 52-year-old man of Mt. Laurel at 2:41 p.m. on Nov. 25 for shoplifting approximately $117 in groceries and merchandise from ShopRite on Nixon Drive. Both were served with criminal complaints and released pending a municipal court hearing.

The property manager for the Rogers Walk Development reported a criminal mischief. The incident occurred during an unspecified period of time prior to Nov. 15. Two “no trespassing” signs were forcibly removed from the poles on which they were posted. Damage is estimated at $100.

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