Demetrius Coleman

Name:
Coleman, Demetrius A

Date of Booking:
08/25/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD

FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Thursday, June 30, 2022 I responded to 2766 Highway 17 S; Loves Travel Stop, in reference to a fraud. When I arrived on scene, I spoke with the victim, identified as [VICTIM #1]. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated that yesterday morning at approximately 10:30 A. M. his work truck broke down at mile marker 14 on Interstate 95. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he contacted Love’s Travel Stop, to see if they had a mechanic that could come out to fix his truck.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated a short time later, a mechanic from Speedco came out to service his truck. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated once the mechanic finished services his truck, the mechanic asked for his credit card and zip code. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated after he provided the mechanic with his Wells Fargo business credit card, the mechanic called Love’s Travel Stop, to charge Mr. [VICTIM #1] for his services.

While speaking with Mr. [VICTIM #1], he informed me that he received call from Wells Fargo this morning, informing him of some charges to his Wells Fargo business account. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he was informed of the charges for the services he received from Love’s Travel Stop and also 2 other transactions that he did not make. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he had a charge from Skar Audio.com for $576.63. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he also had a charge from Amazon.com for $1271.81. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he was unaware of those charges being made.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he attempted to call Skar Audio but was unable to make contact with anyone, so he e mailed them. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated a short time later, he received a call from Skar Audio. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he was informed by Skar Audio that a purchase was made using his Wells Fargo business credit card by a subject named Demetrius Coleman (order [REDACTED BY AGENCY]). Skar Audio was able to provide Mr. [VICTIM #1] with Coleman’s home address and e-mail address.

After speaking with Mr. [VICTIM #1], we went to Speedco to speak with the manager on duty, being that is where the mechanic came from to service Mr. [VICTIM #1]’ truck. When we got to Speedco, the on duty manager confirmed that Demetrius Coleman is an employee of Speedco and verified when he was recently at work. We were informed that Mr. Coleman worked yesterday morning from 6:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. It was also verified by management that Demetrius Coleman was the mechanic that responded to assist Mr. [VICTIM #1]. Mr. Coleman had already worked today and left at approximately 3:00 P. M.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] informed me that he had already reported the fraud to Wells Fargo and they are in the process of investigating the incident and refunding his money. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he has already canceled his Wells Fargo business card and should be receiving a new card soon. I provided Mr. [VICTIM #1] with a case number for this incident. I will be sending Mr. [VICTIM #1] a link to evidence.com so he can forward me his bank statement.

This incident was captured on my Axon body camera, where the footage will be downloaded to my evidence.com account under the above case number. A warrant will be secured for Mr. Demetrius Coleman for the charge of Felony Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

[End Of Narrative]