Bad checks. Warren-based state police charged Shaina Mason of Warren with bad checks and issued a warrant for her arrest after she allegedly paid her rent with a personal check that was denied for insufficient funds on May 27.
Scam. Warren-based state police are investigating an incident in which a Scandia Road woman was scammed out of $350 between May 1 and July 29. According to police, the woman was contacted by someone claiming to represent Publishers Clearinghouse and told she had to provide $350 in order to receive her winnings. After paying the money, the victim was contacted by people claiming to be law enforcement agents, police and FBI, police said. She was told she would get her winnings, but had to provide more money. The victim contacted state police after receiving those calls.