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Carbon man victim of scam

Published April 08. 2013 05:06PM

State police at Lehighton are investigating an incident in which a Carbon County man was the victim of a scam.

Troopers said James Hunsicker, of Jim's Auto Repair, located at 865 Interchange Rd., Lehighton, reported to them that he got scammed from a transaction via "Craigs List."

Subsequently, Hunsicker cashed a check that was mailed to him. The criminals requested that he Western Union the funds back, which he did, however, the original check was then cancelled by the criminals.

Hunsicker lost $2,950 as a result of the transaction, troopers said.

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