Police Log: Biting, Scratching, & Stealing Checks

by | Mar 24, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, March 4

3:15 p.m. – A Mawney Street resident told police someone had accessed her Citizens Bank account via an ATM card she and her husband never applied for. Apparently, someone got ahold of her husband’s Social Security number and applied for the ATM card. The person was then able to withdraw $4,800 before the couple realized what was happening. The bank froze the account and told them to file a police report.

3:20 p.m. – A West Warwick business owner told police about two checks he’d written to a vendor that appeared to have been intercepted and redirected, never reaching the vendor. The vendor had called to complain he hadn’t been paid. The man went to his bank, where he learned the checks had been made out to two different men, one of whom is currently serving a sentence in the ACI, and cashed.

Thursday, March 7

8:10 a.m. – An East Greenwich man, 45, was cited for driving with a suspended registration after he was stopped for using a cell phone while driving. He was issued a summons for the suspended registration. The vehicle was towed and plates were seized.

Sunday, March 10

12:22 a.m. – An East Greenwich woman, 50, was arrested for domestic simple assault/battery and disorderly conduct after police were called to a house on Tillinghast Road on a report of a domestic dispute. The man who called police was waiting for them in the driveway. He had a cut on his forehead and scratches on his face and said his girlfriend had bitten and scratched him during an argument. The woman admitted biting the man, saying she did it because “he was being annoying.” She was taken to the police department for processing.

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