Police Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2014-35047

Incident Type

Fraud

Incident Date

02/10/2014 - 12:00 PM

Address

Milky Way

Victim(s)

Female, age 33, Madison

Details

A Madison woman, looking to be hired as a nanny, responded to a Craigslist posting, and ended up corresponding - via email and text messages - with a conman. He claimed to be in Texas, about to move to Madison, and was looking for someone to take care of his children. He ended up sending the job seeker a check for $1,850. She was to keep a week's worth of wages - $270 - and use Western Union to send the balance to a Virginia based "travel agent" who was arranging the man's flight to Madison. None of this made sense to the woman, and that is why she stopped communicating with him and started talking with police. 

Released 02/07/2014 at 9:34 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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