ESTA Fraud and Theft Prevention

Missing Equipment Detail

Report # : 11096
Published on : Thursday, 21 February 2019
Date of Loss : January 19, 2019
Location : Albuquerque, North Carolina, United States
Incident Type : Rented/not returned
Associated names with the incident:
     •  Trever Schafer
     •  James (Jamie) Andrews

View more items in this incident report 3 items
  Category Mfr/brand Model/Item Serial Number Unique Identifier  
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Mfr/brand: Nikon
Model: D7000
Serial Number: 3131277
Unique Identifier: Strap, battery & MH-25 charger
D7000 3131277 Strap, battery & MH-25 charger
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Mfr/brand: Nikon
Model: AF-S VR Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
Serial Number: 248112
Unique Identifier: hood, tripod mount, filter, 2 caps & case
AF-S VR Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 248112 hood, tripod mount, filter, 2 caps & case
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Mfr/brand: Nikon
Model: AF-S VR Nikkor 18-105mm lens
Serial Number: 36268050
Unique Identifier: hood, filter & cap
AF-S VR Nikkor 18-105mm lens 36268050 hood, filter & cap

Estimated Total Value of Loss : $2,200.00

Details of the incident : On Saturday January 19th, 2019, a man who identified himself as Trever Schafer, came into my camera shop. He said he was in Albuquerque for his grandmother's funeral and forgot his camera back home in Lake Stevens, WA. I initially rented him a Canon 7D with a lens. He presented his Washington State ID with a Lake Stevens address that said Trever Schafer. I took a picture of his license. He paid for the rental with a visa gift card. Almost immediately, he returned and asked for a Nikon camera instead. I agreed and exchanged the Canon for a Nikon D7000 and 18-105mm lens. I told him he needed to return it by 10AM the following Monday to avoid a late fee and additional cost. He returned a short time later and asked if he could also rent a zoom lens. He presented a credit card that he said I could run for the additional charges in a few hours. He would leave the card with me as a deposit and an auto draft of funds would come through at 6PM, NM time. At that time I would be able to run the card for the additional rental charges. I rented him the Nikon 70-200mm lens. At 6PM I tried to run the card and it would only authorize an amount less than $5.00. I called the credit card company (Net Gear) and they told me it was a valid card. When Mr. Shafer did not return with my equipment on Jan. 21st, 2019, I tried to call him numerous times at (206)528-7585. It is not a valid phone number.

Important Contacts

Rental Company : AP-T Camera Repair
Rental Company Contact : Vicki Mayhew
Rental Company Contact Phone : 505-881-6600
Rental Company Contact Email :

Police Contact : Detective Santeseven
Police Contact Email :
Police Report : Case #190006894

Insurance Company : The Hartford