A Houston woman was defrauded in a scheme involving gift cards, police said. 

The following are excerpts from reports generated by the Houston Police Department:

•Joshua P. Vaughn, 26, of 13755 Highway 32 in Success, was issued a citation for stealing under $500 after allegedly shoplifting several Lego Star Wars toys from Walmart on Jan. 16.

•A 19-year-old Houston woman came to the police station Jan. 14 to report a scam.

The woman told an officer she had posted a truck for sale on Craigslist for a price of $1,000. She stated a man who was allegedly in Illinois called and said he would purchase the truck and sent her a check for $2,500.

The woman said the man told her to send a Moneygram for $1,450 to a delivery driver in San Antonio, Texas, and she did. She stated the driver never came to pick up the truck, and her bank told her she had to pay back the $2,500 because the check was fraudulent.

Information about the case was sent to the state attorney general. There are no suspects.

•Donald E. Shelhammer, 74, of 411 Craig Lane in Raymondville, was issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic signal after a two-vehicle accident at U.S. 63 and Holder Drive at about 2 p.m. Jan. 15.

•Brian K. Lancaster, 40, of 211 S. Grand Ave. in Houston, and Brandon M. Ingram, 27, of 10340 Horner Drive in Licking, were each issued citations for failure to obey a reasonable request by a police officer after an incident at about 1:05 a.m. Jan. 16.

The two men were allegedly yelling at each other and causing a disturbance outside the Office Bar on Grand Avenue. Officers arrived and twice advised them to separate, but they didn’t comply and the officers had to step in.

•Tina M. Wagner, 23, of 17333 Highway B in Houston, was cited for following too closely after a two-vehicle accident at U.S. 63 and First Street at about 2:15 p.m. Jan. 18.

•Donald A. Newell, 26, of 413 Broadway in Houston, was cited for stealing under $500 after allegedly swiping a pack of Starburst candy from Dollar General on Jan. 17.

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