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Des Moines Public Schools reported a fraud case on Aug. 6, at 1:42 p.m., claiming that two computers and four laser toner cartridges had been charged to the school and issued through Telephone Relay systems to Office Depot. The Hoover High School office manager received a phone call from Relay Systems after the two computers were delivered to the school saying that the delivery was an error. The company then sent a Fed Ex to pick up the two computers from the school, but the manager refused to give them the merchandise. The company called a second time but hung up after the school manager said she the mistake was actually a scam. Upon investigation, Office Depot informed the school that they were aware of the scam and suspected it to be from an international origin.


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Police pulled a man over at 11:22 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the 1400 block of Enos for a brake light problem. He was asked to step out of the vehicle when the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. After searching the vehicle, the officer seized a mason jar containing a high grade of marijuana. The suspect was charged with possession with intent and was cited for improper brake lights.


A warrant was issued for the arrest of a former Southeast 14th Street Hy-Vee employee after police discovered that he gave away close to $7,000 worth of merchandise while working overnight. He would reportedly pretend to scan items and print fake receipts for friends and family when they would check out through his lane and would receive $30-$60 cash in exchange for not scanning their items. He was charged with second-degree theft. CV

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