Skimming Crew Targets A Local Post Office

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Murfreesboro Police were called to the U.S. Post Office on Memorial Boulevard after a suspected "skimming crew" attempted a money order transaction.

Officer Patrick Rottero reports Postmaster Roman King was notified by Postal Inspectors of a skimming crew possibly using stolen credit cards or stolen card numbers to acquire money orders. The suspects were described as Russian or Armenian, one being a female, driving a blue Nissan Quest minivan.

Last Friday, a female fitting the Postal Inspector's description entered the Memorial location, attempting to purchase a 980-dollar money order. When the postal clerk went to ask her supervisor about the transaction, the suspect left the post office.

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Other area post offices and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office were notified about the illegal activity. The Memorial post office location didn't suffer any monetary loss.

SOURCE: MPD Incident Report 17-18038

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