Huntley Police Blotter: Man Falls Victim to Scam
Huntley police release reports.
A Huntley grandfather fell victim to a scam, wiring $4,500 to the Dominican Republic to “bail out” his grandson, police said.
The victim filed a report Sept. 2 and told police he received a call from an unknown person posing as his grandson and instructing him to wire the cash to get him out of jail, according to reports.
After sending the cash, the victim learned his grandson did not make the phone call and was not out of the country, police said.
In other police reports release this week:
- Numerous cell phones were taken from a store in the 12300 block of Route 47 on Sept. 1, police said.
- Phone lines and windows were damaged at a business in the 11700 block of Powder Park Road on Sept. 1, reports stated.
- A purse was reported stolen from an unattended hallway at the Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, on Sept. 1, police said.
- A theft report was taken in the 10800 block of Potomac on Sept. 3, police said. The victim states that between July and August cash and electronics were stolen from the home.
- Someone stole a woman’s purse as she shopped at a store in the 12300 block of Route 47 on Sept. 4, police said. The purse later was found in the store with cash missing.