Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Police say two men are being investigated for fraud at stores in Milwaukee and Brookfield in addition to writing bad checks to the tune of more than $4,500 at a Fox Point carpet store.
Fox Point police are investigating two men suspected of writing bad checks for more than $4,500 worth of carpet from a local business. According to the police report, store employees at Kern’s Carpet, 8643 N. Port Washington Rd., told police a man and woman came into the store and purchased about $1,700 worth of carpeting. Over the next week, the two came in three more times to purchase carpeting. After the final purchase, the store was notified the first check was bad and linked to a closed account. When the two later returned to the store, police say one of the men was wearing woman’s clothing. Fox Point police say the two men are suspected in similar incidents in Brookfield and Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department is…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The man has paid back $1,000 of the $5,000 he owes the two women. Bayside police say he has until June to pay back the remaining money or face criminal charges in Milwaukee County Court.
A 37-year-old Glendale man is trying to avoid charges in Milwaukee County Court by slowly, but surely, paying back $5,000 he stole from two 51-year-old California women to whom he "sold" Superbowl tickets. According to Capt. Scott McConnell with Bayside police, he made his first $1,000 payment on April 17 when he appeared for municipal court. He has until June to pay back the remaining $4,000 or face criminal charges for misdemeanor theft in Milwaukee County Court. According to the report: A 51-year-old California woman called Bayside police on Feb. 1 to report that she had attempted to purchase Super Bowl tickets through an eBay transaction and is now out $5,000. She won the eBay bid and agreed to pay $7,600 for the tickets. An attempt to…
Monday, March 19, 2012
Two men entered his home pretending to be "old neighbors" from down the street. They proceeded to go through his entire house looking for valuables.
A 98-year-old Fox Point man came to the police station to report suspicious activity, but after hearing his story, police decided it was more that just suspicious. According to the report: On March 5, about 2 or 3 p.m., a man rang the side doorbell of the victim's home and said he was an "old neighbor" from down the street. Although the victim did not remember the man, he invited him in his home. They went to the living room where they spoke for about 10 minutes. The suspect then began commenting on the nice woodwork and proceeded to open every drawer and cupboard in the front room, talking about the quality of the work. According to his statement to police, the victim now realizes that the suspect was searching the room for valuables, but…
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Some fraud allegations were true, some were false, and some complaints will likely yield to an investigation. But there aren't enough to stop the recall from moving forward, state election official says.
The head of the agency that oversees elections in Wisconsin says there have been some instances of fraudulent signatures found on the petitions seeking to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office. And with at least three outside groups going through the signatures looking for problems, Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy said his staff expects to hear even more allegations about possible fraud. While the GAB and other agencies will investigate all such complaints, it's unlikely there will be enough of them to stop the recall from moving forward, Kennedy said in a memo released Friday. "The highly polarized political atmosphere which has engendered the current recall initiatives has also generated a constant buzz …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Stolen credit card for Apple products and thousands of dollars cashed in Florida.
In just four days, Fox Point police received two reports from residents of fraud which included a stolen credit card and thousands cashed from stolen checks in Florida. The first call came in just before 3 p.m. on Feb. 10. According to the report, someone had tried to purchase a $1,000 gift card from American Express and items from an Apple store with the Fox Point man's credit card. He told the credit card company he did not make the purchases and cancelled the account. However, it's unknown where the purchases were attempted to be made from. Just a few days later, on Valentine's Day, another call came into police when a woman who runs a marketing business from her home told police that someone had cashed two checks with her business’ …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Milwaukee woman kept mum about double pay for months and used her employer's credit card to buy stuff for herself.
A 29-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing charges after she allegedly pilfered money from a Bayside couple who hired her as a home caretaker. Amber Rae Hacket was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Friday with one count of forgery. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Hacket was hired by the couple, as a caretaker. According to a friend of the victim's family, both of the victims are 84 years old, and one is very hard of hearing, legally blind and forgetful. The other is completely dependent for dressing, bathing and transfers. Even with assistance, she does not walk at all. Hacket was first paid by check, but then was placed on a direct deposit system. She then …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
This time, $5 and $10 bills were mixed in with a regular deposit.
For the second time this month, Cornerstone Community Bank discovered counterfeit bills mixed in with a regular deposit. According to the report: A bank employee was processing a routine deposit from B&V Milwaukee, 3425 W. Silver Spring Rd., around 2 p.m. on Jan. 9 when she discovered a counterfeit $5 and $10 bill. The employee called Fox Point police who photographed and entered the bills into evidence.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Police warn residents to contact police if you see the men or their vehicle.
Two fraudulent tree trimmers are on the loose in the North Shore. A woman in the 300 block of West Ellsworth Lane called Bayside Police Dec. 21 to report two suspicious men who had just left her home. According to the report: Two men came to her door and told her that they were on there to trim the bushes in her rear yard. She allowed them into her home and they walked into the kitchen. The men showed her the bushes they stated they intended to trim; however, she said she had not hired anyone for any type of yard work. The woman became suspicious and when she asked both for a business card or identification, the men left. She said the men had driven into her driveway in an older, gray/brown panel van. After checking with other local …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
This is the second time he's tried to pass a bad check in the North Shore.
A 43-year-old Whitefish Bay man didn't get a second chance after he tried to run another worthless check heist at the Fox Point M&I Bank. On Oct. 22, the man went into M&I Bank in Fox Point and opened an account in his daughter's name according to Fox Point police. On Nov. 14, he deposited a check for $8,400 drawn on a TCF Bank account. Just one day later, he nearly emptied the account, withdrawing $8,210 from an M&I Bank in Mequon, the report said. The check was returned to the bank on Nov. 18, and bank employees discovered the TCF Bank account the check was drawn on had been closed since August 2007. But this isn't the first time this man has drawn a large check on a closed account. On July 11, he deposited a check into an account in his…
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Atypic Gallery takes a $500 hit after they receive a bad check.
The Atypic Gallery in Audubon Court was stiffed for $500 when it recently received a check that had been drawn on a closed account. It's an increasingly rare occurance an era when few businesses take checks, even while many businesses in Fox Point and Bayside have customers who still prefer them, Bayside police officer Jennifer Mioduszewski said. Officer John Adamaitis of the Fox Point Police Department said that he hasn't heard of a bad check in years. He attributes that to the equipment that businesses have now. A problematic check can be handled instantly, instead of in a matter of days. "These days, with the technology, it's difficult to float a bad check. You just can't do it," Adamaitis said. "There's more of a problem with …