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Waterford Police Department Donates iPad to Child with Educational Needs.

Waterford Police Donates iPad to child with educational needs.

The picture to the right shows Waterford Police Department Detective John Davis giving an Apple iPad to Diane and Colin Harrington representing the Kelsey Harrington Foundation. This iPad will be given to a Waterford child with severe health issues, rendering them unable to attend school. A previously-loaned iPad has proven to be a valuable learning tool in this child's development, and this donation will allow the child to have one permanently.

Detective Davis worked a case that started on "Black Friday" 2011 at a local store, in which two peeople were arrested for using fraudulent credit cards and stolen identities to purchase items, including this iPad. The subjects were arrested at that time by WPD Officers, including Detective Davis.

After the arrest, Detective Davis found other stolen items and numerous fraudulent credit cards. As a result of his diligent efforts, the subjects were arrested again, and numerous people were informed that their identities had been compromised.

The WPD is proud to turn this item over to the Kelsey Harrington Foundation, which supports local children with developmental and learning issues. More information can be found at their site, www.kelseysharringtonfoundation.org/

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wftmomof4 December 02, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Im so glad the police dep can donate for this child.thats wonderful.But if you know the ipad was "stollen" or purchased useing a stollen credit card shouldnt it be returned to the store? Im sure the persons cc company reembursed them.But that means the cc company would be donating this item.im confused.am missing something
Hope T December 02, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Pretty sure there was no store receipt to be able to track the ipad back to a store or what stolen credit card was used to purchase it leaving no means to reverse the bad transaction. It may as well be donated for a worthy cause than sit in a bin in police storage somewhere. If you can't correct the wrong, then doing something right as an outcome is a good option. Glad this person was able to receive such a gift, as for challenged people, ipads are a gateway to the world and a vehicle of learning and communicating. No better gift than that!
Lieutenant Brett Mahoney December 02, 2012 at 02:11 PM
The item could not be traced back to a store, so Detective Davis then went to the next victim, the credit card company. Credit card companies do not want items, they deal in credit. As a result, the credit card company asked if they could donate the item to the Police Department, so they could get a donation credit for their accounting purpose, at full value of the item. The PD then got the item released by the court, and was able to turn it over for this worthwhile cause.

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