A 53-year-old Greenfield man’s mother had nearly $700 in charges racked up on her credit card an acquaintance her son picked up off the street allegedly stole his wallet.
According to the Greenfield Police Department report, police responded to a call about a possible car-jacking attempt in the 8100 block of West Forest Garden Court at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
The 53-year-old man told police he had his wallet and car keys taken by a woman he only knew 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 the woman was probably a prostitute, but that he did not pay the woman for sex, 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 once they arrived, “Stephanie” reached for his keys. When she did, he grabbed her wrist, and once he did, a man reached through the open window and pulled him out.
The man said the woman took the keys and then made her way around the outside of 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 the man 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.