Following is a compilation of reports from the Middletown Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.
A Middletown resident told police on Aug. 1 she was bilked out of $300 in a loan scheme that started on the Internet.
Police said the victim told investigators she had been researching loans on the Internet and contacted a company called G Capital Bank. The resident gave the company her bank account information, home address and other personal information – in turn, the victim was instructed to go to an area Walmart and purchase a “Green Dot refillable debit card” and place $300 on it, police said.
The victim then was given a personal identification number and also asked to secure another debit card and deposit an additional $300 onto it, police said. The resident told the company she was unable to do that but the company recommended she borrow the money, police said.
The resident victim cancelled the loan and requested the return of her $300 but was told by the company it was unable to do so, police said.