Everett PD helps recover thousands of dollars in fake kidnap – Boston 25 News

EVERETT, Mass. – Police in two cities, including Everett, are credited with intervening to stop a scam that cost an elderly couple nearly thousands of dollars.

Everett police say they received a call Tuesday from police in Steven Point, Wisconsin, saying that an elderly couple there sent money to an address in Everett after they were told their grandson had been kidnapped and for a ransom was held.

Everett Police then checked an address at 228 Main Street to which a package containing the money had been sent. When they got there, investigators said they saw a man on the porch who told them he was looking for a friend who lived at the address. This man, identified as 30-year-old Raymond Medrano of Dorchester, was taken into custody after officials were notified that Medrano had issued a Roxbury District Court arrest warrant against him.

The police then spoke to a resident on the first floor of the Main Street address, who let them past a locked outer door into the building. The officers said they found a package addressed to “Austin Beyer”, the person who was allegedly “kidnapped”.

When officials asked the resident if he knew Beyers, they were told that no one with that name lived at the address.

The officers then took the package back to the police station and found $ 7,000, all wrapped in smaller envelopes in various magazines, along with dryer sheets.

The Wisconsin police were then notified. Everett Police were later informed that the elderly couple received another call from the “kidnappers” stating that they had not received their money.

The victims told the alleged kidnappers to go to Everett Police Station to claim them.

Incidentally, Everett Police say the grandson is alive and well at a college near the east coast.

And in case you’re wondering, the police say the dryer sheets in the package are supposed to hide the smell of money from dogs that have been trained to find it.

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