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Monday, October 25, 2010

This Week in Crime: A Cell Phone Caper, A Not-So-Great Nurse, and Don't Cash That Check

A 14-year-old girl had her cell phone stolen by a group of males on South Lakes Drive.

A group of males robbed a 14-year-old girl of her cell phone while she was walking in the 11400 block of South Lakes Drive around 6 p.m. on Friday, October 15. The victim was not injured.
Police also reported "63 pairs of earrings" stolen from a business on 11400 Commerce Park Drive. If it had been 64 pairs, there'd probably be a manhunt going on right now.

Police also also reported a burglary in Great Falls on Oct. 17, plus another attempted one earlier in the month. No word on whether those are being attributed to the Fairfax County Hamburgler (tm).

Meanwhile, a licensed practical nurse at Sunrise of Reston has had her license suspended after being found unconscious while on the job.
According to an order from the Board of Nursing, Chaunte Joy Hill Ibrahim's nursing license was suspended due to a "substantial danger to public health or safety."

A quorum of the board met by conference call on Oct. 5, it says. A formal administrative hearing before the board is scheduled for Nov. 18, according to a separate notice.

A statement of particulars says that Ibrahim, of 112 Ware Place, Winchester was working at Sunrise of Reston early in the morning on Aug. 15 when she was found "unresponsive" and taken to Reston Hospital by ambulance. A toxicology test turned up amphetamines, benzodiazepines and opiates in her system, it says.
Finally, if you get a check for $250,000 from Serco Securities, don't cash it. Through no fault of the Reston company's, it's a scam.
Receive a check you weren't expecting? Don't cash it.

One reader sent in a check from Serco Securities Inc. of Reston, Va., which included a letter stating she'd won $250,000. Serco's a real company, and it is based in Virginia. Funny, though, the letterhead on the "winning final notification" sent with the check showed the company "letterhead" featuring an Ontario address along with a Canadian phone number.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Never trust the Canadians.


  1. Never trust Hudgins either.

  2. 10:24 How about this- GET A LIFE!

  3. Why were there 63 pairs of earrings at The Melting Pot?

  4. Sunrise of Reston -- that's the nursing home, right? Nice to see that people are paying big bucks for assisted living so their so-called caregivers can steal their medicine and lie around comatose on the job.

  5. Sunrise is a private establishment? I thought the nurse must have been a government employee.

  6. 1:56 Why are you pissy about someone else's comment about her? I hate to say this but that woman is laughable.


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