92 year old fraud victim is out hundreds

On July 2, 2012 the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3400 block of South Pacific Highway, in Medford for a report regarding fraud. The victim, a 92 year old woman, told a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy, a nice young man came to her door on July 1, 2012 selling magazine subscriptions.

The unknown male told the victim he was the neighbor’s grandson and was selling the magazine subscriptions to raise money to support war veterans. The victim explained to the unknown male she did not have any money on her. The unknown male told the victim he would take her debit card, withdraw money for the magazine subscription and then bring back her card. The victim agreed.

The suspect, who is not the neighbor’s grandson, then went to three separate ATMs and withdrew nearly $900 in an hour. The suspect then returned the card to the woman. The victim said she became suspicious when the unknown male did not provide her with any paperwork or subscription information.

The male is described as a white male; about 20 years old, short brown hair, no visible marks or tattoos, wearing a short sleeve shirt and shorts. He also had a purple and yellow bracelet on his left wrist.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information or if you can identify the individual in the pictures, to please call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 541-774-8333 or Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580. Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case or any unsolved criminal activity. Callers can remain anonymous.


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