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PO BEAT: 11/21/16

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Simon Asher

That’s not your water bottle

A member of the UA Cancer Center staff called the University of Arizona Police Department when a suspicious man entered the office area at 12:13 p.m. on Nov. 7.

According to the report the male approached a faculty member and asked her about the side effects of tattoo removal.

She told the male he was in the wrong building and that he should probably ask those questions to

a doctor.

When UAPD arrived, they began a search for the man who had apparently been spotted wandering around, carrying a painting and a clay flower pot around the

Cancer Center.

Another staff member told UAPD he had seen the man walking toward the office carrying the 16-inch by 20-inch painting and flower pot at around 12 p.m.

One member of staff confronted the male as he grabbed a water bottle from the top of a small file cabinet, saying “That’s not your water bottle.”

The man replied that he didn’t know it belonged to someone and then set the water bottle, painting and pot down and walked away.

UAPD has instructed UA Cancer Center staff to call immediately if the man returns.

Periodic fraud

UAPD responded to a call from a chemistry instrument and electronics faculty member with the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at UA regarding a department credit card at 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 7.

The faculty member told UAPD that the JP Morgan Chase Chemistry and Biochemistry department credit card, which is used for various purchases for department projects and was secured in his name, had been used twice fraudulently.

UAPD looked up the location in which the fraudulent charges were made and found that the card was used at Walmart and T.J. Maxx.

The card was used once at Walmart for a $423.45 purchase and once at T.J. Maxx for $453.10. Both charges were pending when they were discovered questionable.

The stores were traced and UAPD discovered that both were located in Grove Heights, Minnesota and Plymouth, Minnesota.

The faculty member had no leads or suspects in mind in reference to the fraudulent charges and has since been issued a new card.

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