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4 10, 2015

Mario Garcia-wanted | LCSD

October 4th, 2015|Fraud, Theft|

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office on Friday asked for the public's help in finding a man they say tried to seize a homeowner's property so he could illegally start a marijuana grow operation. Mario Garcia, 35, is wanted on numerous felony warrants including burglary, money laundering, criminal extortion and marijuana cultivation. Bond has been set at $300,000, though Garcia's last known whereabouts were not immediately known, the sheriff's office announced Friday. He is described as 5-feet-9-inches tall, 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He may have recently gone by numerous aliases including Nick Garcia or Ponce Garcia. "Due to the active nature of this investigation, no further details will be released at this time," the agency wrote in a news release. Anyone [...]

26 09, 2015

Phone Scam/Impersonating US Treasury Dept

September 26th, 2015|Fraud|

Recently, the Loveland Police Department has been fielding calls regarding a scam. Our citizens have reported receiving a phone call from a person who identifies himself as an employee of the US Treasury Department saying the call recipient owes the IRS money. The scammer tells the call recipient that if they do not make immediate payment, they will be arrested and brought before a judge. In one particular case today, an employee of a local money-transfer store had a man come in with cash to make a transfer. The man was still on the phone with the person claiming to be the Treasury agent when he arrived at the store. Fortunately, this alert employee called the Loveland Emergency Communications Center. [...]

16 01, 2015

Sheriff’s Office Fraud Alert part II

January 16th, 2015|2015, Fraud|

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office David Moore, Public Information Officer Public Information Office – 970-980-2501 Fraud Alert / Impersonating a Peace Officer 1/16/15 In the past 24 hours, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has received five reports of citizens receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be command staff personnel at LCSO. The suspect(s) making these calls uses the actual name of a high ranking member of the Sheriff’s Office and demands money to avoid arrest. The suspect(s) may say you have an outstanding arrest warrant or you missed jury duty and a warrant will be issued. In some incidents, the caller ID on your telephone may read (970) 498- 5100 which is the actual general information telephone number for the [...]

15 01, 2015

Sheriff’s Office Fraud Alert

January 15th, 2015|Fraud|

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in reports of citizens receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be a law enforcement official and demanding money. Citizens are told they have outstanding arrest warrants with specified bond amounts and must send all or part of the money to various websites to avoid immediate arrest. The individual(s) making these unsolicited telephone calls are providing legitimate names and information of law enforcement employees making them seem credible. No law enforcement agency will contact a citizen via telephone and demand immediate payment to avoid arrest. These criminals tend to target the more vulnerable population which often includes senior members of the community. DO NOT send any money if you receive a [...]