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Life savings lost in computer scam

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 5/10/22

Scammers tricked a Shelbyville woman out of all her savings — $16,500 — as well as personal account numbers, police said.

The woman told Officer Tracy Teal a pop-up ad appeared on her …

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Scammers tricked a Shelbyville woman out of all her savings — $16,500 — as well as personal account numbers, police said.
The woman told Officer Tracy Teal a pop-up ad appeared on her computer screen instructing her to call what was actually a fake Microsoft number.
She called the number and allowed a “technician” remote access to the computer. The man claimed to be removing child pornography from the computer, then her bank account number appeared on screen.
She provided her bank’s name and phone number, then was told to withdraw all money from her bank accounts and tell them the cash would be used for “major home repairs.”
The victim then followed the scammers’ orders to deposit the money into Bitcoin Depot for “safekeeping.”
The bank told the victim they can’t restore the funds because she personally withdrew it and Bitcoin Depot, a legitimate firm, said the money has already been withdrawn.
Gunshots
Several people reported hearing gunfire near the Greenwood Avenue-Alton Avenue intersection late Saturday night, according to police.
Officer Bailey Dineen found four 9mm shell casings at the intersection around 10:45 p.m.
One witness described a “loud, black truck” speeding from the area.
Thefts
A purse was snatched from an older woman at Kroger, North Main Street, last Thursday, according to police scanner traffic.
Officers said the suspect was driving an older model green van.
Also reported to area authorities:
•A camper trailer was stolen within the past few weeks from property on New Herman Road, a sheriff’s deputy was told Friday.
A lock had been cut from a gate.
•Two teens seeking bicycle repair tools told police they decided to taken packages of Orbeez for splatter ball guns and two black masks while there Saturday.
The boys, who chose not to pay for any of the items, were charged with shoplifting.
Drug charge
Possession of package of THC Nerds candy and THC vape cartridges led to the arrest of a Shelbyville woman Sunday.
Jennifer Lee Ann Williams, 42, Highway 82 South; is charged with assault and possession of a schedule VI drug. She was being held, on $2,500 bond Monday.
The items were found in Williams’ backpack while she and another woman were being arrested for unrelated warrants Sunday at an Archery Lane home.
Jail intake
The following were charged since Friday by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.
•Mohommad Abdel Almasharf, 35, Murfreesboro; no driver’s license; summons issued
•Mateo Gomez Alonzo, 21, Nashville; speeding, no driver’s license; summons issued
•Roderick Wendell Brooks, 43, Fayetteville; driving on revoked license (sixth offense), financial responsibility, light law, registration violation; released on recognizance
•Soledad Esmeraldo Diaz Lopez, 35, Murfreesboro; driving on suspended license, speeding; summons issued
•Ryan Blake Dolberry, 29, Beech Grove; DUI, possession of firearm while under influence; released, $5,500 bond
•Joshua Cain Edison, 34, Baxter; failure to appear, bench warrant; held, $3,000 bond
•Larissa Shantel Harden, 22, Fairoak Street; violation of probation (two counts); held, $5,000 bond
•Jon Kevin Harris, 41, Hobson Avenue; driving on revoked license; held, no bond
•James Omar Hicks, 41, Madison, Tennessee; attachment, evading arrest, possession of schedule II drug; held, no bond
•Ellie Mae Knotts, 22, Manchester; registration violation, speeding, driving on suspended license; summons issued
•Randall Hank Locker, 28, Fayetteville; violation of probation, failure to appear; held, $25,000 bond
•Faustino Lux Hernandez, 40, Murfreesboro; no driver’s license, light law; summons issued
•Kaylee Brooke Manire, 23, Barksdale Lane; failure to appear; released, no bond
•Bret Austin McLain, 41, East Lane Street; failure to appear, driving on revoked license (fourth offense), light law; released, $7,000 bond
•Miguel Angel Murillo, 38, Butler Avenue; DUI, no driver’s license, open container, due care; released, $4,500 bond
•Roberto Antonio Orellana Alarcon, 25, East Lane Street; attempted second degree murder; held, no bond
•Jarrid Daniel Pardon, 21, Colonial Avenue; no driver’s license, speeding; summons issued
•Corey Robin Poe, 44, Tullahoma; vandalism; released, $1,000 bond
•Harvey Allen Powell, 47, Unionville; violation of probation; released, $3,500 bond
•Trevor Lee Powell, 44, Halls Mill Road; failure to appear, bench warrant; held, $10,000 bond
•James E. Raney Jr., 42, Deer Point Road; aggravated domestic assault; released, $7,500 bond
•Dencil Rivera Herrera, 34, Holland Street; driving on suspended license, speeding, open container; released, $1,500 bond
•Adolfo Diego Sebastian, 50, Ligon Drive; DUI (third offense), driving on revoked license, due care, financial responsibility, open container; held, $6,500 bond
•Amber Nicole Smith, 31, Tullahoma; violation of probation; released, $1,500 bond
•Eathon Jerome Stitt, 21, Eady Road; driving on suspended license; released, no bond
•Petronilo Villegas Alvarez, 38, Boardwalk Way; driving on suspended license; released, no bond
•Brandon Anton Wells, 39, Spring Street, Wartrace; domestic assault; released, $5,000 bond
•Jennifer Lee Ann Williams, 42, Highway 82 South; assault, possession of schedule VI drug; held, $2,500 bond

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