Resident suspects she got caught up in Covid insurance scam: Highland Heights Police Blotter

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio

General assistance: Perth Drive

A resident said May 3 that while in Florida she purchased Covid insurance from a business and signed documents for it. She said she returned home and continued to make payments totaling $14,775 but now believed the entire scheme was a fraud.

Officers advised her to file a report with the police agency in Florida where she entered into the agreement.

Detectives are awaiting additional documents to determine if a crime was committed and determine how they can assist.

Traffic stop: Highland Road

Upon a traffic stop May 4, officers located a bullet hole in the passenger side door of the stopped vehicle. Suspecting the vehicle may have been involved in an incident in Euclid, police from that city were contacted. They were unaware of the vehicle or driver being involved in many matters.

The vehicle was towed due to the driver having suspended privileges. Officers advised Euclid police of this in case they needed it for investigation.

General assistance: Alpha Drive

A caller said May 5 that she witnessed a hit-skip accident in the Tuesday Morning parking lot but was unable to get the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle.

Officers contacted the owner of the damaged vehicle and advised her of the incident. She felt the damage was minimal and only asked that the incident be documented.

Fraud: Millridge Road

A resident reported May 3 that she friended someone on Facebook and subsequently gave the person her username and password and copy of her state ID.

She said she later tried to access her account and found that she was locked out of it because someone had changed the information.

Officers advised her to contact Facebook to report the incident and to place credit alerts on her accounts due to possible identity theft.

Civil matter: Wilson Mills Road

A resident said May 3 that she and her family had a falling out with their dentist and the dentist was now holding her dental abutments. She said the items were needed for an implant surgery and the dentist was holding them for money owed for teeth he made without her permission.

Officers advised her it was a civil matter.

Suspicion: Kenarden Drive

A man said May 9 that he received a phone call he believed to be a scam but wanted to report it because the call showed that it came from the police department.

He said the caller told him to take care of a legal issue or face arrest. He was told to resolve the matter by calling a given phone number, which was not a Highland Heights police number.

He only wanted the department to be aware that its number was possibly being spoofed. He confirmed he had no legal issues.

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