Florida Time Share Scam Reaches Hartland Township
The following information was supplied by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A 79-year-old Hartland Township woman reported a case of fraud on Aug. 13, after she had given a large amount of money in regards to a time share, according to a police report.
The woman told police that she has owned four time shares in Florida for many years, but began receiving phone calls last year from people claiming to be representatives for potential buyers of the time shares. The callers had told her that they needed money for processing fees and for investigations into the titles of the time shares and asked her to wire them the money to cover the fees/costs.
The woman sent an estimated $12,000 over the past year, according to the report.
Motorcycle stolen from Howell bar
A man reported to police that his 2009 Harley Street Glide motorcycle was stolen from Wranglers Bar in Howell on Aug. 18 between 9:20 p.m. and 11:10 p.m., according to a police report.
The man told police he walked outside around 11:10 p.m. with a friend who had a cigarette and noticed his bike was missing.
The motorcycle saddle bags contained a GPS unit, rain gear, chaps and other miscellaneous gear.
Money-filled water jug stolen
A Genoa Township woman reported a clear glass water jug, approximately three-quarter of the way full of coins and paper money, stolen from her home on the 1300 block of Chilson Road between 9:20 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. on Aug. 17, according to a police report.
The woman told police that all her doors were locked when she left home in the morning, but her front family room window did not lock and could be pulled open.
The report said that when the woman returned home, she noticed her back door wall was unlocked. She looked around her house and found the only thing missing was the water jug, which was filled with coins and paper bills up to $20 denominations.
The jug contained an estimated $2,000 and weighed approximately 80 pounds, according to the report.
The woman told police that she was saving the money to buy propane so she can heat her house this winter.
Pandora bracelet stolen
A woman reported her Pandora bracelet stolen from her unlocked car on the 11000 block of Doves Meadow Dr. in Brighton Township between 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 14, according to a police report.
The woman told police she last saw the bracelet in the center counsel of her car in a cup that also contained loose change. A GPS unit under the cup was not taken.
The bracelet had between 15 to 20 charms and was valued at approximately $800, according to the report. The charms were diamond, August birth stone, a heart with a pink 45, a present, a pink flower, a heart, a leaf with gold and a mom heart.
Tools stolen from landscaping business
A man reported several tools stolen from his business, Edwards Brothers Landscaping in Brighton Township between 6 p.m. on Aug. 13 and 4:20 p.m. on Aug. 14, according to a police report.
The man told police that he believed the building had been locked by his employees and that he had not given anyone permission to enter the area to take tools, according to the report.
Police discovered the back fence of the property that runs parallel with US-23 was cut and tire tracks on the grass leading up to the fence.
Items stolen include two Partner Cement saws valued at $1,000 an d$2,600; a Steele Cement Saw valued at $1,100; three Steele weed whips, valued at $400 each; three Steele backpack blowers valued at $550 each; a Steele hedge trimmer valued at $475 and an ATV.
Email account hacked
A Brighton Township woman reported her email account hacked on Aug. 14 at 12:27 p.m., according to a police report.
The woman told police that her email account sent out a message to her entire contact list, indicating that she was in the United Kingdom and needed money because she had been robbed, the report said.
The woman told police that nobody had sent any money, to her knowledge, and that she had already contacted her email carrier and changed her account and passwords.
GPS, designer sunglasses stolen
A woman reported a GPS and two pairs of sunglasses stolen from her and her husband's cars parked on the 100 block of Lake Pines Drive in Hartland Township between 10 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 7 a.m. on Aug. 13, according to a police report.
Items stolen include a Garmin GPS unit valued at $200; men's Oakley sunglasses valued at $200 and women's Oakley sunglasses valued at $150.
Car damaged during break-in
A man reported damage to his 2003 Jeep Wrangler when someone broke into it on the 300 block of Lake Pines Drive in Hartland Township between 11:30 p.m. on Aug. and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 13, according to a police report.
The man told police that the car had been locked, and that the only thing stolen was a pack of cigarettes from the glove compartment. The plastic molding on the driver's side door and rear driver's side window were damaged in attempt to break into the car, according to the report.