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Dublin: Phone scam costs Dublin man thousands of dollars

A resident of the 8200 block of Shannon Glen Boulevard reported he was a victim of a telephone scam between 3 p.m. March 6 and 3 p.m. March 7.

According to reports from Dublin police, the man was called by someone claiming to be from the IRS who said there was an arrest warrant for him for money laundering. The caller told the Dublin resident he could settle the matter by paying $12,000 through prepaid credit cards, which he did.

The next day, the Dublin resident was contacted again by the same man and told he needed to pay another $12,000 for tax returns filed with his wife and another $9,000 for criminal lawyer fees. The Dublin resident paid the money and was contacted yet again, this time told he needed to pay another $14,000 for overseas property.

The man then contacted Dublin police about the calls and also spoke with FBI agents.

In other recent incident reports from the Dublin Division of Police:

* An employee at a business in the 5500 block of Tuttle Crossing Boulevard fell victim to a return scam and as a result, $150 was stolen from the business at 10:43 p.m. March 1. According to the police report, a woman came in and claimed that she was told she would get a refund. She also produced a refund receipt.

* A business in the 5100 block of Post Road reported a scam when someone called and tried to get a refund at 10 p.m. March 1. The business did not give the woman money, but instead called police. The woman left before police arrived.

* Power tools, building materials and other items were reported stolen from the 6100 block of Enterprise Court between 8:40 p.m. Feb. 21 and 8:50 p.m. March 2.

* A trailer was stolen from behind a business in the 6400 block of Shier Rings Road between 4 p.m. March 1 and 5 p.m. March 3.

* A window of a vehicle parked in the 6700 block of Village Parkway was broken and a computer was stolen between 12:25 a.m. and 1:35 p.m. March 1.

* A computer and its case were stolen from a vehicle parked at a business in the 6500 block of Sawmill Road after a window was broken, between 3 and 11 p.m. March 1.

* The window of a vehicle parked at a business in the 7100 block of Corazon Drive was broken and a purse was stolen between 4:30 and 5:25 p.m. March 4.