Resident uncovers fraudulent out-of-state mattress purchase: Broadview Heights Police Blotter



Fraud, Peppercorn Court: On April 7, a resident of Peppercorn Court came to the police station to report that he had been the victim of fraud.

The man told the officer that he recently discovered that someone had fraudulently debited $4,993 from his Snap Finance account.

An investigation revealed that the purchase was made online from a mattress store in Miami, Florida. The scammer also changed the email address and phone number of the account.

While the account was cancelled, the resident requested a police report for documentation purposes.

Drug addiction, Royalton Road: On April 8, a worried passerby called the police after seeing two men yelling at two small children.

An arriving officer located the men. The father of the two children said he had custody of the children because their mother had mental problems. Moreover, the men were in a relationship.

Asked about the screams, the father said that after leaving the nearby hospital they had trouble finding a car. They weren’t yelling at the children.

Because it was cold, the officer suggested that the men and children go to the police station to find a way home.

The father admitted to having marijuana in a bag. The officer also found a syringe and methamphetamine. The father was cited for drug addiction and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The officer noted that the children appeared to be in good health.


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