Fraud

On May 6, 2019, officers met with a resident who claimed they had attended a comic collectors event in December 2018 and met a vendor who claimed that they could secure particular items of interest for the complainant. Eager to secure these items the reporting person e-transfered the vendor $500 which was agreed would be available in a weeks time. Months went by and no merchandise was delivered. The vendor kept coming up with different excuses and claimed they did not offer refunds. An on-line search of the vendor by the complainant revealed that they have “scammed” people in the past which prompted the report to the police. The investigation is ongoing.