Police: 'Grandson' Tries to Scam Farmington Man, Ulta Employee Arrested

Fairfax City crime news.

Police arrested an Ulta employee for allegedly using fake credit vouchers to buy products. They are also investigating a Cinema Arts larceny and grandson scam.
Here are the details:
  • Larceny, Fairfax Honda: Someone(s) stole a rear license plate and the screws mounting it from a vehicle at the dealership sometime between Feb. 2-4. 
  • Larceny, : Someone(s) stole a purse from the theatre sometime during the evening of Feb. 6. A manager found the purse the next morning however it was missing quite a bit of cash.
  • Attempted Fraud, 10100 Block of Farmington Drive: A Farmington Drive resident caught on to a scammer's ploy during a Feb. 7 afternoon phone call. The caller attempted to convince the man that he was his grandson, was in an accident in Peru, and needed money. The resident was suspicious of the caller and did not send any money. He hung up on the suspect when he rang a second time.
  • Larceny, : Someone(s) stole tools from a company van parked in the business' rear lot sometime between 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 3 and the following morning. The tools were owned by the company, as well as an employee.
  • Larceny, r: Someone(s) took a cell phone left in the office bathroom sometime between 3:30-8 p.m. on Feb. 6.
  • Embezzlement, : Shaquana Lenience Thompson, 24, of Woodbridge was arrested after allegedly using fake merchandise credit vouchers to buy Ulta items on Jan. 5 and 28. Police believe Thompson, an Ulta employee, also made several fake cash returns and took merchandise in December. She was charged with embezzlement and grand larceny.

Information provided by City of Fairfax Police Department. Call 703-385-7960 with any information.


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