Craigslist Crime

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town.


A man paid for an item advertised on craigslist with counterfeit bills. At 4:57 PM on Thursday, August 8, a 35-year-old man met a 25-year-old man at the northeast corner of Second Avenue and East 59th Street to sell a Canon EF lens he had advertised on craigslist, valued at $1,200. The two men made the deal, but when the seller got to his bank afterwards, the teller told him that the bills he had been paid with were counterfeit.

Illustration by John S. Winkleman

Illustration by John S. Winkleman

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