The following was provided courtesy of the Newtown Township Police Department.
A Wrightstown Township resident responded to headquarters just before 1:30 p.m. to report that her credit card accounts were fraudulently used for several suspicious purchases. The investigation is ongoing.
At approximately 4:15 p.m., police were dispatched to Univest Bank for the report of a fraudulent check. The matter is currently under investigation.
Shortly after 9 a.m., a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report wire fraud. The victim explained that he discovered the fraudulent use of his personal identification when a collection agency contracted by Verizon contacted him to collect a debt. Since the victim uses a different phone company he contacted the Verizon Fraud Division immediately and later discovered that the fraudulent purchases were for an iPhone and iPad. The investigation is ongoing.
Throughout the day, officers diligently responded to numerous calls including several motor vehicle accidents, property damages, and assists of motorists and disabled vehicles throughout Newtown Township and Wrightstown Township due to inclement weather, road, and traffic conditions. We urge motorists to practice safe driving and to heed traffic advisories as we go into the winter season.