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Jeff Garretson - August 26, 2013 10:53 am

A seller on Craigslist falls victim to a fraudulent check.

Salina Police are investigating a theft by deception case after 19-year-old Amethyst Travelbee of Salina sold a lift chair recliner on the website Craigslist.

Police say the chair was listed for $250, and the buyer sent a check to the woman for $1,450.

The buyer then texted the woman to explain they had mad a mistake and overpaid – and asked her to wire the difference back to them in Michigan City, Indiana.

The woman’s bank later contacted her to inform her the check was fraudulent.

Fuchs Mi

August 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

I cannot believe people are so stupid. This scheme has been in the paper numerous times. Simply telling people it is a cash only sale stops things like this from happening. Further who is going to drive that distance for a large chair like this? That should have been the first red flag.

Iggy p Daily

August 27, 2013 at 9:15 am

They just line up to get taken.


August 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Lol!! Damn, there are a lot of idiots in Salina. Has to be above the State average for stupidity….

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