A Mapco gas station employee at a Memorial Blvd. location called the police after he claims to have been the victim of a fraud. The worker called the police and told them that he was notified by a subject who claimed to be with the corporate office in Alabama. Of course, the actual office is in Franklin, Tennessee.
When police arrived, the clerk told officers that he waited for "37 Safe Drops" that are two minutes apart to gain access to money. Once the worker had the money, he did as he was told by the caller who claimed to be part of the corporate office. The orders that he followed called for him to put over $1,400 on Green Dot Cards. Keep in mind, "37-Safe Drops" at two minutes apart would take 74-minutes.
During the incident, the worker reportedly closed down the store as he was instructed to do by the caller named "Mike." After putting the money on the Green Dot Cards, the shift employee gave "Mike" the card numbers. Now, the money is gone as it was placed on non-refundable Green Dot Cards.
No arrest was made as it is not known who "Mike" could really be.
MPD Incident #18453