North Augusta Public Safety was contacted by an employee of a company called Tech Data on Oct. 19 regarding fraud.
The complainant told police that the company had a virus from a computer scam which gave scammers access to purchase information from outside buyers. When a purchase is made, the item is sent to a person in the U.S. and the person then ships the item to Russia after it is repacked, according to an incident report.
The complainant stated that some of the items were shipped to an apartment in the 1200 block of West Martintown Road.
When police spoke to the resident of the apartment, she told them that she received an e-mail regarding a stay-at-home job and applied. She said she followed instructions given to her and didn’t know that there was illegal activity taking place.
An officer noticed several boxes of electronics that were waiting to be shipped off. The woman asked that police take the items since they were stolen and also gave police shipping receipts and documents from the Web site.
A detective from public safety is following up the case with an agent from the FBI, according to the report.
More than $9,800 worth of items were reported stolen from a North Augusta home Oct. 23.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, a thief entered a home in the 100 block of Rosemary Lane between 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and took a 9mm handgun, a jewelry box containing jewelry, a television and a laptop.
The reporting officer was able to lift a partial print from a file cabinet in a bedroom.