The following was provided courtesy of the Newtown Township Police Department.
Shortly after 1 p.m., a resident of Newtown Township called police to report that she had received an email indicating her social security number had been used to apply for college funding. The woman said that she never applied for any college funds or support. The officer advised her to contact the social security office as well as the credit bureaus to put a fraud alert on her personal information.
Police were dispatched to a home on Fountain Farm Lane around 9:40 a.m. for a report of credit card fraud. The responding officer met with the resident who explained that she received a phone call from a male subject who identified himself as a representative of Publishers Clearing House and needed the victim’s banking information in order to provide her with the cash prize. When the victim checked her account she discovered that $1,000 had been taken from her credit card account. The bank was in the process of returning the money to the account.
Police Department Call Summary for March 24 through March 31
Officers responded to 294 calls for service including but not limited to:
- 1 Assault Investigation
- 1 Public Drunkenness Situation
- 2 Fraud Investigations
- 1 Theft Report
- 2 Harassment Complaints
- 1 Report of Criminal Mischief to a Vehicle
- 1 Minor Fight (juveniles in parking lot)
- 8 Traffic Accidents
- 6 Property Damage Reports
- 4 Assist Motorist Situations
- 6 Traffic Details Conducted
- 18 Traffic Citations Issued
- 24 Medical Emergency Calls
- 8 Disputes
- 17 Suspicious Circumstance Calls
- 1 Struck Deer
- 4 Animal Complaints