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Police Report : Work From Home Scam

Police Report : Work From Home Scam
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On 5/4/17 , Officer A spoke with Complainant A in the lobby of 302 South Church Street in reference to check fraud. Complainant A stated that she received an email about working from home for $270 a week. Complainant A emailed the person back and was told to provide her personal information. Complainant A was then mailed a check for $1784.23 and told to deposit it into her bank account and withdraw the money.

Complainant A was told to send $980 to someone in Michigan and was told to deposit the rest into a Wells Fargo account, which she did. Complainant A was notified this morning by her bank that the check was a fraudulent check and they told her she would be held liable for the money. 

Names have been omitted to protect the privacy of our local officers and subjects mentioned in this police report. 

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