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Fraud victim wired over $2,700 to Canada address

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
By David Melson
More information has been released by Shelbyville police about a fraud case involving a local man.
The victim told police he received a letter claiming he was the third place winner in the Reader’s Digest Sweepstakes Lottery.
Enclosed with the letter, which said he had won $60,000, was a check for $2,777 to cover taxes and fees associated with claiming the prize, police said.
The man said he deposited the check into his account, withdrew the full amount, then called a telephone number listed in the letter and was told to wire the money to a Toronto address.
The victim’s bank informed him four days letter the check was bad, according to police.
Car entered
A wallet, containing personal cards and documents, prescription drugs and a new pair of sunglasses were stolen from a car at Kroger, North Main Street, early Tuesday night, police were told.
The car was unlocked and plastic covered one of the window frames, according to the police report.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009By David MelsonMore information has been released by Shelbyville police about a fraud case involving a local man.The victim told police he received a letter claiming he was the third place winner in the Reader’s Digest Sweepstakes Lottery.
Enclosed with the letter, which said he had won $60,000, was a check for $2,777 to cover taxes and fees associated with claiming the prize, police said.
The man said he deposited the check into his account, withdrew the full amount, then called a telephone number listed in the letter and was told to wire the money to a Toronto address.
The victim’s bank informed him four days letter the check was bad, according to police.
Car entered
A wallet, containing personal cards and documents, prescription drugs and a new pair of sunglasses were stolen from a car at Kroger, North Main Street, early Tuesday night, police were told.
The car was unlocked and plastic covered one of the window frames, according to the police report.

 

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