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UK Mega Millions: You Don't Have to Be in it to Win it!

A Pepper Street woman reported an email scam and a routine traffic stop ended badly for the passenger, who had two active warrants out for her arrest.

The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.

You Won $1 Million ...

A 31-year-old Pepper Street woman received an email from someone claiming to be Mark W. Marek, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He told her she won $1 million from the UK Mega Millions Lottery, according to police.

But Marek said she must first pay $299.99 before collecting the money. She found the email to be suspicious, because she never played the UK Lottery, and reported the incident on Tuesday. Police officers told her it was indeed a scam.

"The FBI is not in the habit of sending stuff out saying you've won a lottery," Lt. Brian McCauley said Thursday.

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He said complaints about different kinds of scams can be found online at Scambook.com.

Arrested on Two Warrants

A routine traffic stop on Main Street at around 11:30 Wednesday night led to the arrest of a Danbury woman on two active warrants.

Lorena Ortiz, 24, of Pembroke Road was charged by the Monroe Police Department with failure to appear in court for an incident on May 7,2012, in which she was charged with sixth degree larceny.

The Town of Trumbull also had a PRAWN warrant for Ortiz's arrest.

Monroe officers had pulled over a red Acura on Main Street because it had no marker plate, according to police. Neither the driver, a 22-year-old Bethel man, nor Ortiz, who was his passenger, had identification on them, police said.

A computer check on their names and birth dates found that Ortiz had two active arrest warrants, according to police.

Bond for the Monroe charge was set at $500 for a Feb. 6 court date.

Sam Juliano February 01, 2013 at 02:41 PM
The scams continue, each one more creative than the next.
QWERTY February 01, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Does this woman live under a bridge? I get these email scams on a weekly basis.
Dennis bell February 12, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Was told I won. Still haven't recied winnings

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