Monday, April 27, 2009

Dyngus Day fraud reported

Police in LaPorte suspect a man celebrating Dyngus Day stole a bank card to purchase more alcohol.

According to LaPorte police, a woman was alerted Monday night by her bank that her account was just fraudulently tapped into.

The bank caught the transaction at Bottle Shop at Ind. 2 and Andrew Avenue for two cases of beer and bottle of hard liquor.

Police said a surveillance tape from the store shows the stolen card was used by a man the woman recognized as a former co-worker.

The woman told police she also had seen the man at one of the local bars participating in the Dyngus Day festivities.

Dyngus Day is a Polish holiday originally intended to celebrate with food and drink the end of lent, a time of fasting.

No arrest was made but the case is still being investigated, police said.
Note: Do you doubt it was a Polak?