Articles related to fraud


Stolen Identity in Murfreesboro
Stolen Identity in Murfreesboro

A 27-year-old Murfreesboro woman told police that someone stole her identity... or at least tried to.

READ MORE »
MTSU Student Victim of Debit Card Fraud
MTSU Student Victim of Debit Card Fraud

As of now, the 21-year-old MTSU student who reported the crime is out over $3,000 as the bank wanted the case filed with police before reversing any charges.

READ MORE »
Grandmother Falls Victim Allegedly to Granddaughter
Grandmother Falls Victim Allegedly to Granddaughter

A 79-year-old Murfreesboro woman fell victim to fraud in recent weeks.

READ MORE »
Area Psychologist Facing Healthcare Fraud Charges
Area Psychologist Facing Healthcare Fraud Charges

Donald M. McCoy, 52, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was arrested this past Friday by federal and state agents and charged with two counts of healthcare fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

READ MORE »
Fake $15,000 Check Lands Woman in Rutherford County Jail
Fake $15,000 Check Lands Woman in Rutherford County Jail

A Huntsville, Alabama woman has been taken to jail in Murfreesboro after allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent check.

READ MORE »
Man Shows Murfreesboro Police a Hungarian Passport After Being Accused of Criminal Simulation
Man Shows Murfreesboro Police a Hungarian Passport After Being Accused of Criminal Simulation

Five counts of "Criminal Simulation" were levied against a Nashville man during his recent trip to First Bank in Murfreesboro.

READ MORE »
Tennesseans need to Remain Diligent when it comes to Reporting Fraud / Scams
Tennesseans need to Remain Diligent when it comes to Reporting Fraud / Scams

The cost of fraud was steep: Tennessee's total consumer losses topped $13.7 million last year.

READ MORE »
Elderly Murfreesboro Couple Defrauded to the tune of $350,000
Elderly Murfreesboro Couple Defrauded to the tune of $350,000

By the time the 80 something year old couple had enough, the fraud added up to $350,000. The case is in the hands of Murfreesboro Police now.

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro woman defrauded of her late husbands VA check
Murfreesboro woman defrauded of her late husbands VA check

It is a special kind of low to defraud an elderly woman of her late husbands Veterans Disability Check. That is exactly what occurred in Murfreesboro.

READ MORE »
Fraud and Theft at local motorcycle shop
Fraud and Theft at local motorcycle shop

A fraud investigation is underway in regards to a subject using a credit card to buy two ATV's at a local motorcycle shop.

READ MORE »
Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS
Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance wants to help consumers avoid getting scammed by offering tips on how to navigate air conditioning repair.

READ MORE »
Home for rent scam in Murfreesboro - Renters beware
Home for rent scam in Murfreesboro - Renters beware

Two more home for rent scams have struck the pockets of Murfreesboro residents in recent days.

READ MORE »
Jobseeker scammed in Murfreesboro
Jobseeker scammed in Murfreesboro

The Murfreesboro victim thought she had landed the perfect job after talking to a woman who was allegedly named Tiffany Jayss online.

READ MORE »
WARNING about credit card skimmers
WARNING about credit card skimmers

A national warning was issued by the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, warning people of card skimmers.

READ MORE »
Local Consolidated Utility Company victim of $48,450 Fraud
Local Consolidated Utility Company victim of $48,450 Fraud

The Consolidated Utility Company on the New Salem Highway is the victim of a fraud to the tune of $48,450.

READ MORE »
La Vergne Police Need Help Identifying ID/Fraud Suspect
La Vergne Police Need Help Identifying ID/Fraud Suspect

La Vergne Police are asking for your help in identifying a woman who is accused of identity theft and fraud.

READ MORE »
Report of EBT Fraud in the 'Boro
Report of EBT Fraud in the 'Boro

A 45-year old West Castle Street woman was arrested for criminal simulation after allegedly trying to use an EBT number for another person.

READ MORE »
Fraud: Local Man Had Card Taken Out in His Name
Fraud: Local Man Had Card Taken Out in His Name

In an effort to keep you vigilant on local fraud activity, a reminder to check your mail for bills in your name.

READ MORE »
26 Fake $20 Bills Used at Dollar General
26 Fake $20 Bills Used at Dollar General

The assistant manager at the Dollar General on South Church Street reported a man tried to use twenty-six fake 20-dollar bills to pay for merchandise.

READ MORE »
Phone scams continue in Rutherford County
Phone scams continue in Rutherford County

Over the phone scams continue to hit Murfreesboro costing some citizens thousands of dollars. Detective Jason Dowdle with the Rutherford County Sherriff's office explains some of the cases he has seen...

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro woman scammed on eBay
Murfreesboro woman scammed on eBay

An 18-year-old Murfreesboro woman fell victim to an eBay related scam. Evidently, the woman found a 1969 Chevelle SS...

READ MORE »
Where is the car that the victim bought?
Where is the car that the victim bought?

A fraud case was reported to Murfreesboro Police on Wednesday.

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro victim buys diamond online, later finds out it was a fake
Murfreesboro victim buys diamond online, later finds out it was a fake

There are many reasons why you should get to know your jeweler and shop local for jewelry... One of the many reasons deals with fraud on the internet.

READ MORE »
Fraud case of a backhoe in Murfreesboro
Fraud case of a backhoe in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man called the police after being scammed out of $14,500.

READ MORE »
77 Year old Murfreesboro woman victim of a con-artist
77 Year old Murfreesboro woman victim of a con-artist

Evidently, the victim called the police shortly after employees at Pinnacle Banking on College Street warned her that it sounded as if she was being conned out of her hard earned money.

READ MORE »
Counterfeit
Counterfeit "Benjamins" Passed at JC Penny

The local JC Penny's on Old Fort Parkway is out six-hundred dollars. Murfreesboro Police Officer Timothy Adams reports he was called to the store Saturday around 11pm.

READ MORE »
Another Home Rental SCAM in Rutherford County
Another Home Rental SCAM in Rutherford County

Another home for rent scam has popped up in Murfreesboro. This time, the targeted home was on Sewanee Place.

READ MORE »
Rental Scam in Murfreesboro
Rental Scam in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man who is selling his home told police that people have been moving into his house that is currently on the market.

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro woman scammed in 100 Day Loan incident
Murfreesboro woman scammed in 100 Day Loan incident

A Murfreesboro woman who applied for a "100 Day Loan" online ended up being a victim of theft.

READ MORE »
Fraudulent Gun and Ammo Purchases in Murfreesboro
Fraudulent Gun and Ammo Purchases in Murfreesboro

Multiple guns and ammunition have been purchased fraudulently in Murfreesboro over the past three months

READ MORE »
STOLEN ID: Nearly 10K in Credit Card Charges
STOLEN ID: Nearly 10K in Credit Card Charges

A Pantera Drive man contacted Murfreesboro Police after receiving a phone call he was late on his credit card bill - to the tune of $9,659! But it wasn't his credit card.

READ MORE »
Suspect Caught with Forged Prescriptions
Suspect Caught with Forged Prescriptions

A woman was arrested after she was caught at Mills Family Pharmacy allegedly trying to pass a forged prescription. The woman, who is from Memphis, was arrested by Murfreesboro Police Officer Jeff Carroll.

READ MORE »
8 Arrested in connection with credit card scams in Rutherford County
8 Arrested in connection with credit card scams in Rutherford County

8 suspects were arrested and charged with Criminal Simulation and Identity Theft. The Investigation is ongoing and more charges may follow.

READ MORE »
Scammer Claims to be with Murfreesboro Electric
Scammer Claims to be with Murfreesboro Electric

The man told the ethnic business owner that he owed the Electric Department $1,520.

READ MORE »
Fraudulent MasterCard Account Opened and Used in Murfreesboro
Fraudulent MasterCard Account Opened and Used in Murfreesboro

Apparently, someone opened a Walmart Master Card account in the name of the 79 year old victim. The unknown culprit later rang up a bill for over $2,500 on the new account.

READ MORE »
Credit Card Fraud in Murfreesboro
Credit Card Fraud in Murfreesboro

Someone is using an Indiana credit card in Murfreesboro to the tune of $1,000. The victim says that she has the only card in her possession.

READ MORE »
Several Reports of Tax Return Fraud
Several Reports of Tax Return Fraud

With the tax filing season upon us, several Murfreesboro residents are finding their tax returns have already been filed - by someone else. And that someone else also has their refund.

READ MORE »
Former Veterans Home Receptionist Charged in Joint Theft Investigation
Former Veterans Home Receptionist Charged in Joint Theft Investigation

A Murfreesboro woman faces theft and forgery charges following a joint effort by Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.

READ MORE »
Man cashes bad check and gets away with over $10,000 in Murfreesboro
Man cashes bad check and gets away with over $10,000 in Murfreesboro

Reports indicate the 22 year old Murfreesboro man cashed a check for $11,275 at Cash City and the company later found out through U.S. Bank that the check had been returned.

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro Woman Got Scammed on Ebay
Murfreesboro Woman Got Scammed on Ebay

A Murfreesboro woman fell victim to fraud after trying to buy a car on Ebay Motors.

READ MORE »
Tax Fraud with the IRS in Murfreesboro
Tax Fraud with the IRS in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro resident tried to file their taxes with the IRS only to learn that they had already been filed.

READ MORE »
Building a barn turned into building a fraud case for a Cannon County victim
Building a barn turned into building a fraud case for a Cannon County victim

An arrest warrant for a Dickson, Tennessee man has been issued on charges of fraud.

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro couple pays construction project that has yet to get underway
Murfreesboro couple pays construction project that has yet to get underway

A Regal Drive couple has contacted the Murfreesboro Police Department after paying for a new gazebo that was never built.

READ MORE »
State Investigation of Nonprofit Tells Cautionary Tale
State Investigation of Nonprofit Tells Cautionary Tale

An investigation into a statewide nonprofit organization has resulted in the indictment of two people, who are accused of stealing more than $175,000 for their personal use.

READ MORE »
Justice Employee Accused of Creating Fraudulent Returns
Justice Employee Accused of Creating Fraudulent Returns

Murfreesboro Police detectives are working a case involving a former employee of Justice on Medical Center Parkway, who allegedly made up returns and pocketed the money.

READ MORE »
Confidential tips to the TN hotline helped to identify $1,112,500 in confirmed thefts or shortages
Confidential tips to the TN hotline helped to identify $1,112,500 in confirmed thefts or shortages

The Tennessee Comptroller's Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline is marking a record achievement in its effort to help uncover the misuse of government funds and property.

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro man falls victim to a female through a dating website
Murfreesboro man falls victim to a female through a dating website

A 53-year old Murfreesboro man who met a woman through an online dating website called the police to report fraud.

READ MORE »
Victim to computer fraud when someone called to speed up his computer
Victim to computer fraud when someone called to speed up his computer

A Murfreesboro man called the police on Monday to tell them that someone had tried to take over $2,000 from his PayPal account

READ MORE »
Local college student conned into sending money to man over
Local college student conned into sending money to man over "Inappropriate Photos"

The victim said that he sent the money out of fear and does not know who the alleged daughter could be? Evidently, the victim paid the man between $100 and $150 weekly.

READ MORE »
Fraud in Murfreesboro strikes again
Fraud in Murfreesboro strikes again

A 77-year old man called the police after he received a phone call from an unknown man telling him he had just won $250,000.

READ MORE »
Fraud Theft over $21K
Fraud Theft over $21K

A Claude Jones Boulevard man discovered over 21-thousand dollars worth of charges after being notified by Regions Bank. The 50-year old victim told Murfreesboro Police Officer Hector Montalvo he got a call from the bank last week about possible fraudulent charges.

READ MORE »
Man arrested for using someones check card and checks
Man arrested for using someones check card and checks

A Murfreesboro man has been charged with theft over $1,000.

READ MORE »
UPDATE: Legal Action taken against Nashville Motor Cars
UPDATE: Legal Action taken against Nashville Motor Cars

While criminal charges have not been filed, some legal action is moving forward. WGNS' Ron Jordan explains...

READ MORE »
Counterfeit bills continue to hit Murfreesboro businesses
Counterfeit bills continue to hit Murfreesboro businesses

Counterfeit bills continue to circulate in Rutherford County. Most recently, the Sonic restaurant on Middle Tennessee Boulevard - One Arrest made..

READ MORE »
Another Fraud Report filed in regards to Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro
Another Fraud Report filed in regards to Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro

The most recent report is one of around 40-filed in the City of Murfreesboro. Because the reports are still being turned in...

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro Police Reports continue to be filed against Nashville Motor Cars
Murfreesboro Police Reports continue to be filed against Nashville Motor Cars

Some reports show that Nashville Motor Cars failed to pay off vehicles that were traded in. The quagmire has left some car owners with two and even three car payments after thinking they bought only one car.

READ MORE »
More Fraud Reports Filed Against Nashville Motor Cars
More Fraud Reports Filed Against Nashville Motor Cars

At least five more fraud reports have been filed by Murfreesboro residents against Nashville Motor Cars. In all of the cases filed with Murfreesboro Police recently, a similar story of no titles being given to the victims.

READ MORE »
Identity theft in Rutherford County
Identity theft in Rutherford County

For the second time in as little as three days, another Murfreesboro resident has learned the disappointing way, that they have not received their income tax return.

READ MORE »
Kingwood Drive Man a Fraud Victim

A 26-year old Kingwood Drive man is another victim of identity theft. The man says he was contacted by letter back in December by a Smyrna company, saying he owed 15-hundred dollars.

READ MORE »
Family Dollar Stores Targeted by Fraud Suspects
Family Dollar Stores Targeted by Fraud Suspects

Two Family Dollar stores in Murfreesboro were the target of a couple trying to use coupons to get away with hundreds of dollars of merchandise.

READ MORE »
Man Wanted for Fraudulent Check Cashing
Man Wanted for Fraudulent Check Cashing

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help in identifying a man suspected of fraudulent check cashing.

READ MORE »
The case of the fraudulent check
The case of the fraudulent check

A check written on the account of a Murfreesboro nonprofit foundation somehow ended up in Richmond, Virginia.

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro Check Fraud Reported
Murfreesboro Check Fraud Reported

A local company has reported that they are the victim of a check fraud case that totals $1,120.

READ MORE »
Credit Card Fraud - Do you recognize any familiar faces?
Credit Card Fraud - Do you recognize any familiar faces?

The Murfreesboro Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public's assistance to identify suspects wanted for questioning in the fraudulent use of stolen credit cards.

READ MORE »
Local Woman Scammed out of over $2,000

A Murfreesboro woman called police after her bank notified her of fraudulent charges on her credit card. She reported to Murfreesboro Police her bank notified her of over two-thousand dollars worth of charges at the Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway.

READ MORE »
$2,000 Plus owed on a cable account - Possible fraud
$2,000 Plus owed on a cable account - Possible fraud

Some might agree that the cost of cable is a little high, but imagine owing Comcast over $2,000. That is what one local resident is facing today.

READ MORE »
Over 17K in Bad Check Cashed
Over 17K in Bad Check Cashed

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the theft of checks from a South Church Street business, resulting in over 17-thousand dollars in bad checks being written.

READ MORE »
New York Man Charged with Credit Card Fraud in the 'Boro
New York Man Charged with Credit Card Fraud in the 'Boro

A New York man has been charged with credit card fraud here in Murfreesboro. According to Murfreesboro Police reports, 22-year old Manuel Pelayes of Woodbourne, New York, was arrested.

READ MORE »
Man buys $3,800 worth of faucets at Lowe's in Murfreesboro with FAKE check
Man buys $3,800 worth of faucets at Lowe's in Murfreesboro with FAKE check

A cashier's check for nearly $4,000 was a fake, according to a recent Murfreesboro Police Incident report.

READ MORE »
Second
Second "Nanny Scam" hits Murfreesboro victim in the past two months

Murfreesboro Police responded to a local bank on Monday in reference to a fraud case. The victim told police she received a check for a nanny position she recently accepted.

READ MORE »
Woman from Texas says that man in Murfreesboro stole $175,000 from her
Woman from Texas says that man in Murfreesboro stole $175,000 from her

A woman from Houston, Texas made the trek to Murfreesboro to report a theft. As one might imagine, the theft was pretty large.

READ MORE »
Murfreesboro woman reports credit card fraud - police likely know address of suspect
Murfreesboro woman reports credit card fraud - police likely know address of suspect

Detectives have an exact address of which trailer "Carolyn" likely lives in at a mobile home park in Tazewell, Virginia.

READ MORE »
Hello Jamaica - Goodbye hard earned money
Hello Jamaica - Goodbye hard earned money

The victim claims the caller told her to visit a bank on West Clark Boulevard in Murfreesboro and to write several checks "for cash" and then send them via Western Union to Westmoreland, Jamaica.

READ MORE »
Man Originally from India Falls Victim to Costly Scam in Murfreesboro
Man Originally from India Falls Victim to Costly Scam in Murfreesboro

A man living in Rutherford County who is from India fell for a scam that cost him over $5,000. The victim told police he received a call from a subject claiming to be a bondsman. 

READ MORE »
Teachers who Live in Rutherford County, but Teach in Nashville May Have had Identity Stolen
Teachers who Live in Rutherford County, but Teach in Nashville May Have had Identity Stolen
Perhaps you live in Rutherford County, but work in Davidson County as a teacher. If that is the case, your private and personal information could have been stolen by a Nashville man. 
READ MORE »
Murfreesboro Gas Station Clerk Told to Pay Electric Bill Or It Will Be Cut Off in 30-Minutes
Murfreesboro Gas Station Clerk Told to Pay Electric Bill Or It Will Be Cut Off in 30-Minutes
The scheme to defraud people by way of suggesting their electric bill is overdue has taken a new turn. The most recent scheme played out with a phone call to a gas station on South Church Street.
READ MORE »
UPDATE: Smyrna Authorities FOUND and ARRESTED Two Wanted Suspects
UPDATE: Smyrna Authorities FOUND and ARRESTED Two Wanted Suspects
The two were arrested by LaVergne Police at the Blues Weekly Rentals Motel in LaVergne. 
READ MORE »
More TennCare Fraud - Again?
More TennCare Fraud - Again?
After being on the run for almost a year, a Cannon County woman has been arrested a second time for TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors to obtain controlled substances.
READ MORE »
Woman Talked Into Paying $1,226 for Loan Processing - Ripped Off in Process
Woman Talked Into Paying $1,226 for Loan Processing - Ripped Off in Process
Applying for a loan online may be a good thing for some, but for others the end result can equal fraud. 
READ MORE »
A NO-NO: Suspects Visiting Rutherford County Stores and Returning Stolen Merchandise for Gift Cards
A NO-NO: Suspects Visiting Rutherford County Stores and Returning Stolen Merchandise for Gift Cards
The plan unravels when the subject or subjects leave the store and management realizes the returned item had never been paid for. This is where it really backfires… 
READ MORE »
FRAUD? Woman Deposits $2,250 Check That Turns Out to be Fake
A 24-year old Murfreesboro woman who signed up for a job online told police she received a $2,250 check in the mail with instructions to keep $250 and send $2,000 to a subject in California.
READ MORE »
Suspect Accused of Fraudulently Obtaining a Loan in Murfreebsoro
The name the subject used on the loan happens to be the name of a professional tennis player who currently lives in Nashville. No word on any arrests made at this point.
READ MORE »
Murfreesboro Man Told He Just Won $900,000 and New Mercedes! SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Murfreesboro Man Told He Just Won $900,000 and New Mercedes! SHOW ME THE MONEY!
A 49-year old Murfreesboro man recently received a phone call from a subject claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House. The culprit, who told the victim his name was George Henderson, told the victim that he had won $900-thousand...
READ MORE »
Alleged Wal-Mart Shoplifter Caught
Alleged Wal-Mart Shoplifter Caught
A Curve Court woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police for allegedly taking items form the Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway. 
READ MORE »
Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
READ MORE »
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: