Bowman was charged with craivslist A theft. Three incidents were reported on Two additional incidents were reported on It's just not something a legitimate company is going to ask you to do," Mills said. Which is why a little research goes a long way.
The victims were presented with book bags containing paper notebooks. Once the seller was presented with the money, he would flee the area, leaving the victim with the backpack. Released by carigslist Tyler Police Department: On at around 4pm, the Tyler Police Department began receiving a series of thefts being reported by individuals who had responded to a Craigslist advertisement to purchase an IPad.
Cgaigslist was charged with evading arrest and class A theft. She says he sent her four checks to deposit into her bankand then withdraw certain amounts to send money orders to clients.
E. texas woman warns job seekers after craigslist scam
And I don't want that to happen to anybody else," the victim said. According to the Better Business Bureau, scams like this spike during the holidays.
Upon realizing the pattern of the crimes, undercover investigators responded to the add and set up a meeting to buy the Ipad. Officials say anything that sounds too good to be true, is a red flag.
Kimberly Ann Bowman. Photo Source: Smith County Jail. The Tyler Police Department would like to remind citizens to exercise extreme caution when conducting financial transactions with anyone they meet over the internet.
The BBB says scammers target job seekers hx and they warn to never give out personal banking information. Now she owes back thousands of dollars.
Can't wait to meet you but I'm out of town right now. The response was from a man named James Thomas.
On Thursday, she was notified by ttx bank that checks she deposited were forged. But since I'm out of town could you do these things for me until I get in," she said he told her. The bags were tied shut, delaying the victims ability to inspect the contents.
All rights reserved. Otherwise, hx could lose the very thing you were trying to save. Working with uniformed officers, a sting operation was conducted and two suspects arrested for the thefts.
The college student says she was just looking to make some extra cash for the holidays.