Montgomery Police Department
Montgomery Police have received reports of individuals knocking on doors requesting donations due to hard times caused by the coronavirus epidemic. These individuals may pose as nurses or representatives of a company or a non-profit. If you decline to donate, the person requests to use the restroom. When you agree and they enter, the person steals money and/or property.
Police recently arrested Montgomery resident Mikayla Tolbert (31 yoa) for Theft of Property after she stole over $350.00 from the victim. Police reports state that Tolbert requested money from the victim. After he refused, she requested to use his restroom. Once inside, Tolbert located his billfold, took currency, and left the residence. The victim found that his money was gone and called the police. Police were able to apprehend Tolbert, and she provided a full confession of the offense.
Mikayla Tolbert has done this before and when arrested, had 6 additional charges of similar offenses. Authorities request if you have been victimized by Mikayla Tolbert or any other person(s) using similar tactics to call the Police so that you will have the opportunity to sign warrants against her or any other individuals committing these types of scams.
CrimeStoppers has witnessed the Coronavirus Crisis bring out the good deeds in many and the very worst in others. The State of Alabama and local community partners are working to ensure the health and well-being of our citizens and support COVID-19 response efforts. There are various ways to help, both in-person and through virtual opportunities. No one wants their Coronavirus donation to go to a scammer, so before you give, do some research and make sure you are not being scammed. https://www.servealabama.gov/covid19
If you have any information regarding these types of Scams, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app. Make sure you receive a Tip ID and Password in order to dialog with Investigators in case there is a follow-up question.
You may also use CrimeStoppers toll free number at 1-833-AL1-STOP.
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