The Hamlet Police Department is investigating reports of obtaining money by false pretenses at a residence on Rice Street. The victim received a call from a business by the name of Russell Miller Law Company in regard to a loan payment that was overdue, according to the police report. The caller informed the victim that she owed them a total of $500. The victim was allegedly told that she would need to purchase a credit card with the stated amount in order to pay off the loans. After paying the company, the victim received another call asking for additional funds, the report said. The victim then realized she had been scammed and notified authorities. Upon investigation, the caller was traced to India instead of California, as claimed.
Recent arrests made by the Hamlet Police Department include:
— Becky Troublefield, 40, of 10401 Sierra Circle, Laurinburg, was arrested for obtaining property by false pretenses. She was released on a written promise to appear in court.
Other recent reports made to the Hamlet Police Department include:
— Assault on a female was reported at a residence on Washington Street.
— Injury to personal property was reported at a residence on Champlain Street.
— Breaking and entering a motor vehicle and larceny of a motor vehicle were reported at a residence on 5th Street.
— Breaking and entering and larceny were reported at a business on West Hamlet Avenue.
— Larceny of medication was reported at a residence on Spring Street.
— Injury to personal property was reported at a residence on Lillians Lane.
— Injury to personal property was reported at a residence on Pine Street.
Arrest reports published in the Richmond County Daily Journal are copied from local law enforcement records. Reports include both arrests and criminal summons such as citations. The Daily Journal lists them all as arrests. People charged are presumed innocent until determined to be guilty by a court of law.