Tigard Commercial Crimes Unit (CCU) breaks up another Scam

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Detectives Stone and Hahn of the Tigard Police Department log another big win. A massive nationwide investigation led the detectives to serve multiple search warrants and broke up a scam that had been logging victims in Tigard and multiple other jurisdictions.

This type of investigation requires hours of tireless and often times exhausting work by the Commercial Crimes Unit as they have to unfold the layers of criminal activity and complexity of an organized retail crime operation. These scammers preyed on the elderly, young, diverse and uninformed victims instructing them to purchase gift cards to pay them for fabricated debts. These gift cards were quickly used to purchase Apple products that were then shipped overseas.

This particular operation involved the resources of the FBI, Oregon City Police Department, Tualatin Police Department, Beaverton Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Keep up the good work guys. We are very proud to have you represent the City of Tigard and help keep Tigard safe for all of our citizens.

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