Brownwood police said there is little hope of recovering $3,600 an 88-year-old woman lost to a con man.
The woman’s son told officer Lynn Beard he noticed that two large withdrawals had been made from his mother’s bank account when he checked it online.
The woman told her son she’d been called by a man who said she had won some money and needed to pay taxes on her winnings, Beard’s report states.
She transferred $1,400 on June 11 to a man in Canada. The next day she transferred another $2,200 to the man.
She told her son she’d received several phone calls from the man, who told her she’d won the money and needed to pay the taxes to claim it. The man also called and said “millions of dollars” were at at stake and it was “between her and one other person,” Beard’s report states.
In other incidents:
A woman arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license told officer Troy Grusendorf she’d been on her way to get milk for “the baby.” Grusendorf had just seen her leaving a Skinny’s store with a 12-pack of beer, and he asked her where the milk was, Grusendorf’s report states.
She said she’d been planning to get the milk at Brookshire’s. Grusendorf arrested Rebecca Hudson, 40, on a charge of driving with an invalid license with previous convictions, Brown County Jail records state.
Officer Zane Taylor made a traffic stop to Friday to serve a warrant on the driver, Marvin Wayne Scott, who was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Scott, 44, was jailed on the indictment, and police seized $1,229 from him, Taylor’s report states.
Deputies arrested Monte Weedon, 50, of Early, on a federal warrant charging him with possession of a firearm by a felon. The warrant stemmed from an earlier family disturbance, deputies said. Taylor arrested Virgil Harrell, 29, Friday on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication after responding to a report of a dispute in the 1700 block of Avenue B. Officer Danny Hutchins was dispatched to a home in the 1400 block of Avenue B early Saturday morning on a report of a loud party. Hutchins stopped a vehicle driving in the area as he approached.
Hutchins arrested Jackie McNew, 28, on a DWI charge, and Damien Organ, 27, on charges of possession of marijuana and on a city warrant, jail records state.
Someone found a case with drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine in a local restaurant. Someone found a small amount of marijuana in a local convenience store. Officer Ray Slayton arrested Vanessa Miller, 27, of Bangs on a simple assault charge after medical personnel said they were assaulted by a patient who wanted a catheter removed.