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Odessa Police Asking for Public’s help with Purchase Order Scam

Post Date:11/01/2019 2:43 PM

On 8-16-19 at approximately 1416 hours, Odessa Police responded to 2525 East 8th Street (Forrest Brothers Tires) in reference to a theft. Investigation revealed that the suspect shown below made a fraudulent purchase order and stole approximately $2,600 worth of tires. Anyone with information in reference to his identity is encouraged to contact Detective K. Barragan at 432-335-4615 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #19-29230.

The Odessa Police Department would like to warn businesses about purchase order scams involving oilfield equipment, automotive parts and tires. The suspects are giving fake names and using fake account numbers while making purchase orders. The suspects are then selling or pawning the stolen property. OPD would like to encourage local businesses to please check identification cards and verify all information while completing purchase orders.

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