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ITB Beware Ripoff-UPDATE w/more

Post #1  Postby C. Bowman » June 21st 2011, 3:10pm

There is a female that has ripped off a couple wine merchants in Napa Valley. She is giving a very convincing story about (possibly) being an event planner and covering all her bases to rip-off wine merchants. She is using different names. Drives a maroon cadallic

First she will email, then call asking all the right questions and then shows up to purchase & pick-up the wine to make sure the transaction goes smoothly. She will have ID & Cc. She is purchasing very high end wines supposedly for clients.

Make sure if you have someone come in and give you a Cc that it actually swipes in your Cc processor, the banks have to cover it as long as it is NOT a manual entry. Do not accept a Cc that won't swipe.

This seems to be in and around the Bay Area, possibly up to Sacramento.

UPDATE: 7/7/2011

This person has hit again in So CA. To all our friends, be careful, these people are very convincing. There has been Visa, MasterCard, & American Express Cc used.

So far there appears to be 2 women with some different descriptions

The suspect is described as heavy-set African American female, in her 30’s, 5’5-5’7”. She drives a maroon sedan possibly a Camry or Cadillac. She is soft spoken and professional in manner and appeared to understand the wine business.


Black female, 30-35 yrs, 5'7, shoulder length hair who told employees she worked for a Hollywood Co as a wedding coordinator. Vehicle, 1970's 4dr sedan, possibly a Caprice.

Black female 30-40 yrs, 5'9", 220lbs, black hair, brown eyes, shoulder length in ponytail
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Re: ITB Beware Ripoff

Post #2  Postby Paul Luckin » June 21st 2011, 3:14pm

thanks!
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Post #3  Postby C. Bowman » June 21st 2011, 3:39pm

Additionally, this seems to be in and around the Bay Area, possibly up to Sacramento.
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Post #4  Postby Richard Leland » June 21st 2011, 5:07pm

Carrie,

Thank you very much for the warning. Anything else you can tell us, e.g., a description of the woman?
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Post #5  Postby C. Bowman » June 21st 2011, 7:50pm

Richard,
I'll keep you posted but not at this time.
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Post #6  Postby Ken V » June 22nd 2011, 7:38am

Richard Leland wrote:Carrie,

Thank you very much for the warning. Anything else you can tell us, e.g., a description of the woman?

Here's a photo of the perp that is upsetting Carrie:












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Post #7  Postby Mike Reff » June 22nd 2011, 7:53am

I had heard that Posner was spotted wearing a wig and driving a cadlillac.
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Post #8  Postby M. Sai » June 22nd 2011, 10:21am

Thanks Carrie!
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Post #9  Postby C. Bowman » July 7th 2011, 12:16pm

I have updated the OP with added info & descriptions

BE AWARE, THESE PEOPLE HAVE FRAUDULENTLY PURCHASED WINE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOO. Everyone needs to be diligent as these crooks are very convincing.
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Post #10  Postby C. Bowman » July 13th 2011, 8:55am

FYI: apparently this has happened again. If you are ITB read the description in the OP and make sure the CC swipes. The phone number on the CC is likely to their countpart if you call for authorization. They are possibly renting different vehicles other than what's in the description.
If you think you've been a victim report it to your local police dept. You can also PM or call me for the contact info of the investigator that's working on the case up here.
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