Mom Loses Out After Son's Pickup Date Goes Awry
Carrying his mom's credit card, Greenfield man says he took up with a woman off the street just for an ice cream social, but she led him to a rendezvous with crime.
The mother of a 53-year-old Greenfield man had almost $700 fraudulently charged to her credit card after her son picked up a woman off the street who allegedly stole his wallet, with the mother's card in it.
According to the Greenfield Police Department report, police were called at about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 on a possible attempted car-jacking in the 8100 block of West Forest Garden Court.
The caller told police his wallet and car keys were stolen by a woman he knew only as “Stephanie,” whom he had picked up in the area of North 27th Street and West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee a couple hours earlier.
The man told police he thought the woman was probably a prostitute, but he did not pay her for sex, even though she did proposition him. He said he took her out for ice cream and then to his apartment so he could show her his guitars.
The woman told the victim he could drop her off at a friend’s apartment and directed him to the parking lot of the Quail Hollow apartments on West Forest Garden Court.
The man told police that once they arrived, “Stephanie” reached for his keys. He grabbed her wrist, he said, but when he did, an unknown man appeared, reached through his open driver's window and pulled him out.
The Greenfield man said "Stephanie" took the keys and then came around the car and took his wallet, which contained $5 cash, the man’s credit card and his mother’s credit card.
They missed out, however, on the $800 in cash he had in his front pants pocket.
The two suspects ran off, according to the victim.
One week later, the victim told police his mother’s credit card had 20 fraudulent transactions totaling $691.33 charged to it since the incident.
Unaddressed in the report: Why the guy didn't tell his mom for a week that a prostitute had stolen her credit card, so she could cancel the account.
Maybe it slipped his mind.