TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Youngstown man says he was duped by female caller

Daily Photo Galleries

Westmoreland Photo Galleries

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 8:07 p.m.
 

A Youngstown resident reported to state police in Greensburg that he recently was victimized in connection with a sex-chat call service.

The resident, whom police did not identify, lives on Main Street.

After utilizing the service earlier this month, the victim claimed he received a telephone call from a woman who identified herself as a police officer and threatened to file criminal charges against him for illicit contact with a minor if he did not forward money. The caller told the victim that she would purchase a plane ticket with the money to take the minor, who is a runaway, home to her family.

The man told police that he feared criminal charges so he sent the woman money and later believed he was duped.

The man told police he lost $2,308.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Hempfield infant fights rare disease
  2. Women to stand trial in theft of drugs from Norwin Pharmacy
  3. Westmoreland County Transit Authority to buy 12 minibuses
  4. Westmoreland officials fear loss of impact fees
  5. Southmoreland School District focused on growing population, boosting achievement among students
  6. Hempfield to give $13K to Greensburg Hempfield Area Library
  7. Ex-Hempfield vet clinic worker charged in theft of $269K
  8. Family of 3 displaced by fire in Ligonier; dog feared dead
  9. Dog found shot dead in cardboard box in Derry Township
  10. Ligonier Valley YMCA marks start of 32,000-square-foot expansion
  11. Budget work ahead for Southmoreland School District