Craig’s List scammer arrested by DPS Detectives following an investigation
Scammer had sold numerous fraudulent Lego Land, Disney Land and Sea Life passes
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 -
DPS has identified 30 victims thus far
Following a two month investigation Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Detectives assigned to financial crimes arrested a
We are withholding the suspect’s photo so that other potential victims can have the opportunity to identify him through a photo line up. Additionally, the suspect was not working alone. Victims were also sold passes from a female and others may be involved as well. We believe the suspect and his counterparts have been selling fraudulent passes for at least three months.
Potential victims with any information are encouraged to call the DPS Duty Office at (602) 223-2212, and ask to be forwarded to the Financial Crimes Unit. DPS would also like to alert citizens of frauds such as these and to check with a trusted retailer before purchasing items from an individual, or in other words “Buyer Beware”. If a deal appears too good to be true, then it probably is.
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*photos of seized passes available at the photo link below*
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