The following information is provided by the Newtown Township Police Department:
WIRE FRAUD >> Around 11:45 a.m. on May 4 a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report an attempted wire fraud transaction from their personal bank account. There was no reported loss to the victim as the bank manager was able to detect and prevent the fraudulent transaction from going through. Investigation is ongoing.
CREDIT CARD FRAUD >> At approximately 12:30 p.m. on May 6 a Newtown Township resident reported that she had been the victim of credit card fraud. She stated that she was at the Acme in Newtown the day before and used one of the self-checkout stations. She believes that she accidentally left her credit cards on the counter there, and she began to receive notifications from her credit card companies regarding fraudulent purchases shortly after. An investigation is ongoing.
THEFT >> At 4:30 p.m. on May 7 a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report the theft of some of his wife’s jewelry. The loss was reported at $115,000. The investigation is ongoing.