Man charged with fraud at the Apple Store
Boca Raton, FL – On Tuesday, July 2 at about 9:00 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to the Apple Store, 6000 West Glades Road, in reference to a male who had committed check fraud and was in the custody of Loss Prevention.
Officers met with a Loss Prevention associate with the Apple Store who said a male named Marion Coffee had tried to purchase a MacBook Pro valued at $1,499. Coffee presented a Florida identification card in the name of Timothy Wilcox to the cashier as he tried to use a personal check in the name of Timothy Wilcox for payment. The print on the check was blurry which raised the suspicions of the cashier and Loss Prevention associate. The associate checked with the issuing bank and discovered the check was fraudulent.
Officers spoke with Coffee but he refused to answer any questions. Officers arrested Coffee and charged his with attempted grand theft, forgery, uttering a forged instrument, and organized scheme to defraud.