Here’s a look at some local news:
Local Silver City CPA, Thomas Laws, was arrested by the FBI on Monday and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center. According to the Grant County Beat, Laws was charged with counts of wire fraud, moving money taken by fraud, and aggravated identity theft. His initial court appearance in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces was scheduled for this morning. Laws was charged with misappropriating funds and violating provisions of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Residents of Luna County are being alerted about a phone call scam that has been reported in area. Luna County Sheriff, Kelly Gannaway, said people are receiving calls from a person claiming to be a Luna County Sheriff’s deputy and that the call recipient has an arrest warrant out for them because they failed to report for jury duty. Sheriff Gannaway, stresses that his deputies do not make phone calls of this nature, and that anyone receiving such a call should immediately contact a local law enforcement agency. It is urged that anyone questioning the legitimacy of a caller should ask for a call-back number and other information. Residents are reminded to never give out personal information such as social security numbers or bank account information over the phone unless they are certain that they are speaking to a legitimate source.
The Office of Student Accessibility Services at Western New Mexico University will be hosting their first Grant County Transition Social tomorrow at 6:00 P.M. at the Light Hall Patio. Local high school juniors and seniors, as well as their families, are invited to attend this event where statewide agencies and WNMU staff will be informing parents and students who hold Individual Education Plans (IEP) and/or 504’s about the support available to assist them with their transition from high school to higher education. The Office of Student Accessibility Services guides incoming high school students with learning, psychological, and physical disabilities as they transition into the college environment.