Resident defrauded $800 in social media scam.

October 7, 2021

Resident defrauded $800 in social media scam.

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GRANT TOWNSHIP — A Mason County resident was defrauded $800 after responding to a post on social media that reported the victim won a large sum of money, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

The fraud was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the 1500 block of West Countyline Road.

The following is other recent police activity in Mason County:

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021:

  • ​10:11 p.m., (Ludington Police Department), a 28-year-old Ludington man was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant for operating while intoxicated issued by the 77th District Court in Reed City, 300 block of North Delia Street​, City of Ludington. He was lodged in the Mason County Jail.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021:

  • 7:02 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), gas drive-off, $32 in fuel stolen, Ludington Express Mart, 5500 block of West US 10, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 7:09 a.m., (MCSO), alarm activation, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 2:30 p.m., (LPD), a 31-year-old Ludington man was arrested on an outstanding failure to appear warrant for disorderly conduct issued by Mason County’s 79th District Court, 500 East Danaher Street​, City of Ludington. The man was lodged in the Mason County Jail.
  • 4:33 p.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 east of Amber Road, Amber Township.
  • 5:38 p.m., (MCSO), larceny of realtor signs, Fountain and Dennis road, Victory Township. The complainant reported the theft of two realtor signs from a property.
  • 7:15 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, M 116 north of Lakeshore Drive, Hamlin Township.
  • ​8:13 p.m., (LPD), a 41-year-old Ludington man was cited for driving while license suspended (DWLS), Washington Avenue and Fitch Street, City of Ludington.​
  • 9:28 p.m., (LPD), a 21-year-old Fountain woman was cited for DWLS, Gaylord and Loomis​ streets, City of Ludington.
  • 9:40 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Fisher Road west of Victory Corners Road, Victory Township.
  • ​10:11 p.m., (LPD), ​a 39-year-old Ludington man was arrested for domestic assault, 800 block of St. Paul Street​, City of Ludington. The victim, a 39-year-old Ludington woman, was not injured. The suspect was lodged in the Mason County Jail.

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