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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Arrest made in HVAC scam
The subject walks into a business and ask to inspect the HVAC system or thermostats. The subject would gain access to back rooms were employees would store personal property. The subject is facing the following charges in Brookline.
Harvard St. Location- being charged with Larceny from a building (employees cash & credit cards)
Beacon St. location warrant issued on 12/27/16 for Larceny from a Building (employees cash)
Boylston St. location to be charged with ATTEMPTED TO COMMIT A CRIME: LARCENY FROM A BUILDING
Harvard St. Location being charged today with Larceny from a Building (employees cash)
Beacon street location to be charged today with ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A CRIME: LARCENY FROM A BUILDING
Harvard St. location to be charged today with ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A CRIME: LARCENY FROM A BUILDING
Harvard St. location being charged today with Larceny from a Building (employees wallet with cash & cards)
The subject is wanted in other communities for similar offenses.
Other agencies assisting us in our investigation were Boston, Quincy, Cambridge, Suffolk Univ., and Kingston PD's
The Department would like to thank the Media, The Brookline Chamber of Commerce, and The Coolidge Corner Merchants organizations for help getting the word out about the scam. Tonight's arrest was a result of an alert employee who knew of the scam.