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Mahaffey resident loses $3,500 in gift card scam to unknown suspect

BELL TOWNSHIP – State Police in Punxsutawney are investigating a report of fraud involving gift cards.

A 51-year-old Mahaffey resident reported to Officers that they had purchased approximately $3,500 in iTunes and Apple gift cards and then providing the card numbers to an unknown suspect.

No reason was given for why the victim provided this information to the suspect.

Police officials are asking the public to not communicate with unknown individuals who are asking for gift cards as a form of payment.