Spotlight on Patrol -
While on patrol, Officer J. Dollar observed a female using a drive-up ATM machine while on foot. He recognized this practice is often used by subjects committing fraud to avoid their vehicle registration appearing on the surveillance video. Officer Dollar watched the subject as she removed several different debit/credit cards from her shirt, while placing cash in her pocket.
The subject then walked back to a vehicle and after seeing Officer Dollar's police vehicle, she began checking her tires in an effort to appear as if she is checking her tire pressure. The subject then drove off and was promptly stopped by Officer Dollar on a traffic stop.
The subject's accounts of what happened didn't match what Officer Dollar observed and it was determined the subject had an active warrant for her arrest. During a search at the jail, 11 debit cards (all with different names) and $3,260 in cash was recovered. Officer Dollar contacted a Forgery/Fraud Detective who advised these debit cards had been reported in an unemployment payroll scam and would result in federal charges being filed.
Officer Dollar’s observation and investigation skills resulted in an arrest of a scammer who will now face federal charges for her actions. Great work Officer Dollar and thank you for your commitment to keeping our community safe from criminals. #SpotlightOnPatrol #ScamArrest #PlanoProud