Tamarac Crime Update: Job Seeker Scammed out of $10K

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By Jim Donnelly

Through our joint effort with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to share updates with the residents, this is a summary of Tamarac crime events through February 13.

Auto Theft

A victim of Auto Theft on Shakerwood Circle was reported on 02/10/2023. The total estimated loss was $10,000. 

A victim of Auto Theft was reported on 02/07/2023. A tan 2015 Honda Accord was stolen when the vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside.

Auto Theft -Motorcycle

A victim of Auto Theft – Motorcycle on W. Prospect Road was reported on 02/07/2023. Victim advised her black moped was stolen from her front porch overnight. 

Theft – Motor Vehicle Parts

A victim of Theft – Motor Vehicle Parts on N University Drive was reported on 02/08/2023. The total estimated loss was $1,500. The Catalytic Converter was stolen.

Fraud -All Other

A victim of Fraud -All Other on NW 55 Street was reported on 02/09/2023. The total estimated loss was $10,200. The victim was advised she was scammed by an job online.

A victim of Fraud -All Other on S Devon Drive was reported on 02/13/2023. The victim advised she was scammed out of$4200.

A victim of Fraud – All Other on 70th Street was reported on 02/13/2023. The total estimated loss was $3,250. Complainant advised an unknown person(s) made fraudulent transactions using three of her credit cards.

A victim of Fraud – All Other on W Commercial Blvd, was reported on 02/09/2023. The total estimated loss was $1,090. Complainant advised an unknown person(s) withdrew money from her husband and her accounts.

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A victim of Fraud – False Pretense on Fairfax Drive was reported on 02/11/2023. The total estimated loss was $9,000. On 02/11/2023, The elderly victim was tricked out of $9,000 by unknown subjects. 

Retail / Shoplifting

A victim of Retail / Shoplifting on N University Drive was reported on 02/09/2023. The total estimated loss was $480. An unknown male selected four hair clippers and walked out of the store.

Animal Bite

A victim of an Animal Bite on Woodmont Way was reported on 02/09/2023. Victim advised neighbor’s dog got out and bit her on the forearm and thigh.

Arrests

Brown, Vanessa Victoria, 25, was arrested on a Touch Or Strike/Battery/Domestic Violence charge on S Colony Circle on 02/09/2023.

Owens, Khari Tervon, 27, was arrested on a Touch Or Strike/Battery/Dating Violence charge on NW 58th Court on 02/12/2023.

Roberts, Jamari Rashard, 19, was arrested on a charge of Kidnap-False Imprisonment-Adult on W 57th Steet on 02/12/2023.

Gutierrez, Rebecca Lynn, 40, was arrested on a Battery – Touch Or Strike charge on 02/13/2023.

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Jim Donnelly
Jim Donnelly
A Coral Springs resident for over 30 years, Jim Donnelly has had a 40-year career as a photographer, videographer, and editor for South Florida affiliate news stations, along with CNN, ESPN, ABC Sports and News, NBC Sports and News, Fox News, and CBS. Donnelly has won several awards, including EMMY’s, for his team coverage. Currently, he owns Image Masters Photography and works as a Realtor.
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