Man arrested after trying to involve off-duty police officer in Quest scam

Aug. 20, 2012

A 19-year-old Milwaukee man is under investigation for using a government assistance card to purchase items and then resell them.

According to the Thiensville police report:

The man approached an off-duty police officer to use his "Quest card" and sell the officer items for cash.

The man said he did nothing wrong, and the only reason he approached the officer is because he's homeless and needs money.

The card is being held as evidence and he will be referred to the District Attorney's office for theft by fraud charges, and the Milwaukee office of Wisconsin Department of Health Services will review his eligibility for the government program.

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