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Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief

SHREVEPORT, La.

A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity.

That’s according to police in Shreveport, La.

The Shreveport Times reports the victim of a July 10 robbery told police he was held up at gunpoint as he exited his car. The victim said he surrendered cash and two cellphones, and the robber fled.

Three days later, the victim told police the suspect had taken photos of himself that automatically uploaded to the victim’s cloud. The victim retrieved the photos, which investigators then released to the public. Two days later, a tipster gave a suspect’s identity via Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers.

Police say 27-year-old Tommy Lee Beverly Jr. is now being sought on an armed robbery charge.

Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

BOSTON

For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire.

Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant July 18 that a deposit had been made into her account.

The 26-year-old opened the company’s app on her cellphone and was surprised to find $1.1 million instead of the $50 that she had left a few months ago.

Fleming tells The Boston Globe that she immediately thought about quitting her job and paying her student loans. Instead, she called the consultant back and informed them of the mix-up.

Fleming says the money was meant for a woman with the same name who lives in Florida.

She jokes that in her obituary she would like to be referred to as a “one-time millionaire.”

Paper problem has Long Island Rail Road tickets saying 2019

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y.

It’s back to the future on the Long Island Rail Road.

The nation’s largest commuter train system said July 20 it’s printing next month’s tickets on paper marked for 2016 and 2019 due to a problem with its usual supply.

Riders who get monthly tickets by mail will see a big “19” instead of “18” on the one for August. Monthlies sold at ticket machines and offices are being made with green ticket stock from 2016.

The LIRR says riders should ignore a Dec. 31, 2016, expiration date on those tickets and male and female punch boxes that were removed from tickets this year.

Associated Press

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