Windsor Law & Order for April 6
April 10, 2014
SUSPICIOUS PHONE CALL LEADS TO IRS SCAM
At 2:05 p.m. March 28, police contacted a Windsor woman on the phone regarding a fraud case. The woman told police that she owned a business in Denver and explained that she received a message from a man named Eric Foster with a badge number stating he was with the Internal Revenue Service. The woman called the phone number back, listed in Rochester, N.Y., and spoke to Foster. The woman was told by Foster that he had her social security number and was going to charge her with fraud on March 31. He said she underpaid her taxes the past three years, and asked he if she had an attorney. The woman told police that there were several red flags with the phone call. She told police that her business is set up in a way where the IRS withdraws money from her account every month to cover taxes for the entire year. She also told police that while speaking to Foster, he changed his name to Mike Tyler midway through the conversation, and used the same badge number. When the woman brought up the red flags to the man, he yelled at her and hung up the phone. The woman did some research and discovered that she was being scammed. She contacted the IRS and was told to contact the local police department.
WOMAN FEARS DRIVER DECEASED IN SLEEPER CAB: On March 31, police were called to the 1000 block of Walnut Street regarding a suspicious vehicle. A white semi-truck was supposedly parked for several days at that location and the reporting party was worried the driver was dead inside the semi-truck’s cab. Police found the truck was blocking several parking spots and travel lanes, They checked the cab of the truck, which was a sleeper cab and looked inside the sleeping compartment where it was unoccupied. The truck showed as being owned by FRS Enterprises in Greeley. Police located the business number and left a message. Police told the reporting party that the owner of the lot would have to have the truck removed.