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Posting Date:  Sept. 21, 2021

The Department of Campus Safety has received a series of reports of an unknown male attempting to steal money from students’ Venmo and Cash App accounts. The suspect asks to borrow the student’s phone to make a call, and then states that he is going to send a text. This initiates a digital wallet transfer out of the student’s account.

The activity has occurred in the Jenkins parking lot, Plant Park and in front of the Bailey Arts Studio.

The suspect has been identified as a black male wearing dark clothing driving a black 4-door sedan. The suspect also has been seen with a female driving a white, four-door sedan. If you see these people on campus, contact Campus Safety immediately.

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