NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department are working to identify a woman allegedly posing as a rideshare driver in downtown Nashville.
Following overnight tips, detectives are working on leads in the case.
She is accused of scheming to steal male victims’ wallets and use their credit cards to buy thousands of dollars worth of gift cards.
Nearly a dozen incidents have been reported over the last two years. Victims recall getting into what they believed to be their rideshare where the female driver offered them a water bottle and they claim to have blacked out.
All of the victims have reported waking up without their wallets. Their credit cards were then used at various stores like Walmart, Kroger and Target to purchase large sums of gift cards. One victim said his phone was used to transfer money through Bitcoin and Cash App.
Right after getting out of his Uber Tuesday morning, Scott Felton was shocked to learn a woman is doing this to people.
“No way,” Felton said. “Are you serious?”
Officials say she has allegedly done this to at least ten men over the past two years.
“There are a lot of people that use Uber,” Felton said. “Oh my goodness. Some of them do offer water.”
One person said his phone was used to transfer money through Bitcoin and Cash App.
“I never thought to check whether or not they are giving me beverages that might knock me out,” Felton said.
Police said to always make sure the make, model, and license plate of the vehicle picking you up matches the information on your app. Plus, don’t give the driver your name. Ask who they are here to pick up. Share your location with loved ones and track your route yourself on your phone.
“I got to catch an Uber out of here, so I am going to be very aware,” Felton said.
Anyone with information on this woman is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
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