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Woman, 77, is swindled out of $16K

Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- The following information was compiled from Lawrence County Sheriff's Department reports:

THEFT: A 77-year-old Proctorville woman reported she sent $16,000 to unknown recipients, after receiving phone calls stating she had won $1.1 million. The caller told the woman she won by the computer picking her at random. The woman was later contacted by someone who identified himself as an employee from the Federal Trade Commission and someone who identified himself as an FBI employee.

PETTY THEFT: A 50-year-old Proctorville man reported a rear wheel missing from his 1996 Chevrolet Z26.

PETTY THEFT: A female employee at the salon in Walmart, South Point, reported a Tom Tom XL GPS missing from her vehicle. There are no suspects.

THEFT: A blue 1990 Ford F350 Dually Truck was reported stolen by a Willow Wood man. He had parked it at a church for sale and a neighbor informed him it was no longer there. There are no suspects.

BURGLARY: A 23-year-old South Point woman reported a 52-inch Vizio flat screen television missing from her residence between Jan. 5 and Jan. 6.

IDENTITY THEFT: A Chesapeake woman reported $600 was fraudulently used on her debit card.

PETTY THEFT: A 28-year-old Hurricane, W.Va., woman was arrested after stealing three packs of batteries from Walmart, South Point. The batteries were found in her purse upon arrest.

CRIMINAL TRESPASS: A 44-year-old South Point man was arrested for trespassing and stealing scrap metal located on property owned by McGinnis Barge Company. The suspect told law enforcement that he had been on the property several times taking scrap metal.

POSSESSION OF DRUGS: A 29-year-old Ashland woman was arrested after a dispute occurred in the South Point Walmart parking lot. Officers found Oxycodone in the woman's possession and she informed the officers she was currently on probation through Kentucky for burglary.

ASSAULT: A 23-year-old South Point woman was arrested for assault after hitting a woman and her 16-year-old daughter.