On Feb. 26, a Hofstra faculty member reported to PS that he received a bill for payment from a vendor claiming to be the president of the Hofstra University American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) Union. Investigation revealed that this was a scam. Details of this incident were reported to the Hempstead Police Department.
On Feb. 27 at 8:15 a.m., a Hofstra faculty member reported to PS that at some time between 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, and 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, someone entered his office in Gallon Wing, which had been secured. The faculty member reported that someone had removed his Hofstra laptop from the top of his desk. Police assistance was declined at this time and an investigation will be conducted into this matter.
On Feb. 27 at 9:30 p.m., PS received report from a Hofstra student who had been shopping at the local Target. While in the parking lot after leaving the store, she realized that she had left her purse which contained her driver’s license, Hofstra identification (ID) card, debit card, room key and $100 in cash inside the shopping cart. When she returned 20 minutes later, she discovered her purse was missing. Police assistance was declined and a work order was prepared for a room lock change. Hofstra card services was also notified.
On Feb. 28 at 4:50 p.m., a Hofstra administrator reported to PS that at some time between 10:45 a.m. and 3:18 p.m., her wallet was stolen from her office in Memorial Hall. The wallet contained $150 in cash, two American Express cards, a Capital One Bank card, a TD Bank card, her driver’s license, vehicle registration and Hofstra University ID card. She received a report of fraudulent charges from several of the card companies, totaling $5,600. The Hempstead Police Department responded to the Hofstra Information Center and prepared a report of the incident. A further investigation will be conducted into this matter.