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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Salina woman accused of Craigslist scam

  • A Salina woman is accused of scamming sellers on Craigslist by sending fake money orders for purchases.
    The Salina Journal reports the 51-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of multiple felonies.
    Police Lt. Jim Norton says an investigation turned up at least eight victims with total losses of more than $5,000.
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  • A Salina woman is accused of scamming sellers on Craigslist by sending fake money orders for purchases. The Salina Journal reports the 51-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of multiple felonies. Police Lt. Jim Norton says an investigation turned up at least eight victims with total losses of more than $5,000. The victims had advertised items for sale on Craigslist, including a guitar, silverware set, an electric dryer and a set of animal traps. Norton says investigators seized a stack of fake Western Union MoneyGrams made out for $975 each from the suspect's apartment. Authorities believe the woman would send the seller a fake MoneyGrams and then make calls seeking repayment by claiming an assistant had sent the wrong one. The victims wired back money.

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