Man loses $2,400 in gift card scam

Published 11:08 pm Monday, July 17, 2017

A LaGrange man claims he’s out of $2,400 after a gift card scam.

According to the police report, the man purchased two iTunes gift cards, each valued at $200. At the time, he believed the cards could be used to purchase anything, but found out they could only be used on the App store.

The man searched for a way to get a refund online and found a website that directed him to email The website asked him to send the iTunes card numbers, so he did.

The “company” wrote back that they had refunded him $1,400, so the man contacted them back to let them know they’d refunded him too much. The company told him to go buy two $500 WalMart gift cards and to send them the card numbers.

He had to split the purchase into three gift cards — two for $490 and one for $20 — but did and sent the card numbers. The “company” wrote him back that they needed cards with even numbers, so they asked him to send four more — two Walmart gift cards with $300 and two with $400.

The man again sent the card information and was told that he should wait eight hours and that he would receive the money and the transaction would be cleared up. Instead, he never received his money.

He contacted Apple, who said one of the original iTunes gift cards still had $200 on it. The other one had been used, as had the six Wal-Mart gift cards totaling $2,400.

Man stabbed, suspect arrested

The LaGrange Police Department responded to a call on the 400 block of Glenn Robertson Street in reference to a subject stabbed on Sunday night.

The victim was found at the corner of Revis Street and Glenn Robertson Street. He had a belt wrapped around his arm to control the bleeding and was transported to WellStar Medical Center.

Tayana Newman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. She told police Williams and her were in the kitchen and were “horse playing” and running through the apartment when he fell in the living room and immediately got up and ran outside, according to the report.

There was a lot of blood in the living room and a broken steak knife on the kitchen table.

Man has gun, $3400 stolen from him

A man said a briefcase full of money and a firearm were stolen Sunday afternoon while he was eating at Longhorn Steakhouse on Lafayette Parkway.

The man said a briefcase included a business check book, a Rugger 9 mm firearm valued at $400 and $3,400 in cash. He was inside Longhorn Steakhouse between 11 a.m. and noon and walked outside to see the back window was broken out of his 2015 GMC Sierra.

Woman says son’s medication stolen from vehicle

A woman said her son’s medicine was stolen from her vehicle sometime Sunday.

She parked the vehicle on the 700 block of Ridley Avenue, but did not lock her doors. The medicine, Oxcarbazepine, was taken between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.