Officers with the Bloomfield Township Police Department continue to investigate fraud cases linked to identity theft, reports show.
The owner of the EyePlace reported that a pair of Cartier sunglasses valued at roughly $2,500 was purchased with a fraudulent credit card late last month. Reports indicate someone posing as a shopper bought the sunglasses with a Capital One MasterCard on Jan. 29, and that the transaction was handled manually because the computer system said there was an error with the card.
On Feb. 16, the credit card company notified the business that transaction was fraudulent, and that the card was counterfeit, reports said. No physical description of the 'shopper' was available and the incident remains under investigation.
Perfume Thief Strikes
Four bottles of premium perfume were stolen from the Ulta store on the township's north side on Monday, police reports said. Staff at the store reported that bottles of Daisy Marc Jacobs, Mun Jasmin Noir, Gucci Premiere, Jimmy Choo — collectively valued at about $350 — were taken by an unknown woman just before noon.
The woman was described as black, 5-foot-8 inches tall, and about 150 pounds, reports said. She was about 25 years old, had long, dark hair, and wore a black NorthFace jacket.
Employees discovered the theft while reviewing surveillance camera footage.
Purses Stolen in Separate Incidents
Women's purses were stolen from shoppers at a grocery store and an estate sale in Bloomfield Township last week, police reports said.
- Officers responded to the Kroger for a larceny complaint the afternoon of Feb. 15 and encountered a woman who said her purse was stolen from underneath her shopping cart. The purse is described as a black leather Coach purse, and it contained a wallet, sunglasses and miscellaneous personal items. Police reviewed security camera recordings, but no suspect description was available.
- Police also took a report from a woman who said her purse was taken while at an estate sale in the 5000 block of Dianna Drive on Feb. 16. The woman told officers she was shopping at the sale and set her purse down on a table, report said. She returned a few moments later and the purse was gone. It contained cash, credit cards, a cell phone and other personal items. Further details were unavailable.
Anyone with information on any of the incidents listed here should call the department at 248-433-7752.
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