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Man posing as Publisher Clearing House agent solicits money from elderly woman; and other police reports

Secure execution of document deception — Sherman Police Department dispatch received a call Wednesday in reference to a possible fraud and forgery to an elderly woman in the 2300 block of West Taylor. Officers responded and determined fraud and forgery had not be committed. A male had posed as a Publishers Clearing House representative and requested money to secure her winnings.

Man cuts his hands, says it was a robbery; other police reports

Dispatch received a call in reference to a suspicious person in the 1200 block of West Taylor Street on Feb. 3. Officers responded and located a male fitting the description of the suspect. The male was bleeding from a wound on his hand. He told officers he had been robbed and was cut with a knife during the altercation. His account of the story had several inconsistencies. The Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the male had not been robbed, but had cut his own hand accidentally. The case was forwarded to CID for further investigation.

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Woman photographs suspect after assault from bicycle; other police reports

An officer was dispatched to the 4700 block of North U.S. Highway 75 in reference to an assault on Jan. 27. The caller reported a male on a bicycle approached her in the parking lot and started yelling at her. The male attempted to knock her phone out of her hand and in the process, scratched her on the arm and hand. The victim was able to obtain a photograph of the suspect. A report was generated for assault causes bodily injury and the investigation is ongoing.

Fraudulent info used to get health care; and other police reports

Fraud — An officer made contact with a female complainant in the lobby of the police department in reference to fraudulent use of identifying information on Jan. 26. The complainant received a phone call from a collection agency advising her of an outstanding balance due to a local health care provider located in the 500 block of North Highland Avenue. The complainant, not having been a patient at this facility, contacted the collection agency to learn a suspect had used her personal information, which included her name, date of birth, and social security number, at the time of admittance into the health care facility without the complainant’s knowledge or consent. A report for was generated.