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Sandy Twp Police: man loses $8,5000 in scam involving online girlfriend and gift cards


Sandy Township, PA – Sandy Township Police are still hard at work, responding to calls and investigating crimes, despite the pandemic. One of the most recent investigations involves a 55-year-old man who was sent fake checks by an online girlfriend, who then requested that he buy and send gift cards to her. When the checks failed to clear, the bank notified the man that he owed about $8,500.

April 13, 2020

A U-Haul representative reported that a 26-year-old DuBois woman rented a ramp trailer, and failed to return it per the contract. Investigation continues.

A 55-year-old resident reported that he became involved in an on line relationship with someone claiming to be a woman looking for a relationship. The person would send personal checks to the man and have him deposit them in his bank account for safe keeping. The person would then request the man buy gift cards and send pictures of them. The man was then notified by his bank that he owed them approximately $8,500 because the checks he deposited were not good.

False alarm at Fayette Resources

April 14, 2020

False alarm at Kay Jewelers

A 43-year-old resident reported that her husband had been acting strangely and she confronted him. She was concerned that he may do something, and was directed on obtaining a PFA.