News release - 3/1/2012

Published 3/1/2012 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT 487 PC Grand theft by deception 
DATE/TIME February 23, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. 
LOCATION 1900 Camino Del Sol 
VICTIM(S) Sixty-three year old female, resident of Oxnard 
SUSPECT(S) Hispanic female about 40
Hispanic male about 39  
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Older Red 4-door compact car 
LOSS About $3000 
PREPARED BY Officer Martin Perez
martin.perez@oxnardpd.org  
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz, Community Affairs Manager
(805) 385-7631 monica.munoz@oxnardpd.org

 

Oxnard police warn residents about a lottery scam in which two people claiming to have a winning ticket swindled about $3,000 from a woman Tuesday.

The woman was in the Rose Park area of Oxnard. She was approached by a Hispanic man and woman in their late 30s or early 40s. They told the woman that they had won the lottery but could not collect the winnings because they were illegal immigrants.

The woman gave them the cash and the suspects left without giving her the lottery ticket. Officers could not find the couple but said such scams are common, adding that con artists will go to great lengths to make lottery tickets appear authentic.
 
Any person (over the age of 18) can win the lottery regardless of gender, race or country of origin. There is no requirement of citizenship for a person to win or claim their lottery winnings.
 
If someone approaches you and offers you something that is too good to be true – it is. Never give cash to strangers or participate in cash transactions with people you do not know. If you do become the victim of a scam, please notify police immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or email.
 

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