Theft by Deception

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MBG-2022-02-0611

On February 22nd, 2022, at approximately 4:25 pm, the police department was contacted by a victim residing in 400 block of Brandy Lane. The victim advised they found a Facebook page “Yorkie puppies for sale in Pennsylvania.” The victim messaged an individual about purchasing a puppy. They received communication back and they were advised to provide a deposit of $180. The puppy would then be “shipped” to the victim’s residence. After receiving the puppy, the victim was directed to send the rest of the agreed upon payment, which was another $175. The victim sent the deposit and later received correspondence back stating the puppy could not be shipped due to the puppy needing medical treatment. The victim was asked to still send the rest of the payment. The victim refused and contacted the police department. The victim was advised this was a scam and to not send anymore money. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the police department.