NUTLEY, NJ — Cases of fraud continue to be reported in Nutley, local police say.
According to the Nutley Police Department, the following incidents were recently reported in the township:
Oct. 30 – “The victim reported to officers that upon checking their financial records they observed a check written out for $6,800 that they did not authorize. The supervisor was contacted and advised of the incident, which they promptly put a hold on the victim’s accounts.”
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Oct. 31 – “The victim reported three fraudulent attempts made on their credit card account. The attempts were made in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, El Paso, Texas, and Orlando Florida. The financial institution was advised of the attempts, and it is not known if there were any purchases made on any of the accounts. The victim was advised to continue to monitor their accounts and to report any further fraudulent activity to headquarters.”
Nov. 1 – “Headquarters received a report of a scam. The victim stated that an inmate inside the New York City Correctional System on Rikers Island scammed them out of $2,000. The caller claimed to be a friend of a relative of the victim and needed money to make their bail. The victim felt bad and sent two payments of $1,000 each through Western Union and has not heard from the caller in over a week. After discovering the caller was incarcerated for grand larceny and impersonating a police…