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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tuesday, February 6th


Around 2:45 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to a gym on Commonwealth Ave. for a larceny report. The victim stated that she had placed her valuables, unsecured, within the locker room. Upon returning back to the locker, her wallet and keys had been taken. 

On Tuesday evening, an officer was dispatched to St. Paul St. for a fraud report involving an IRS scam. The victim had received a call that afternoon from an individual claiming to be affiliated with the IRS. She was told that she owed years’ worth of back taxes. In order to avoid jail time, the caller told the victim that she would need to purchase pre-paid cards to pay off the balance due. The victim became suspicious and asked for confirmation regarding what she owed the IRS. The caller adamantly confirmed their affiliation with the Internal Revenue Service, influencing the nervous victim to purchase the aforementioned pre-paid cards. After doing so, the victim was reassured that this was a scam and hung up. They contacted the company associated with the cards and filed a report with Brookline Police after speaking with representatives. The case is active at this time. 

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