LANCASTER COUNTY, PA(WPMT) A bitter, costly lesson for a Lancaster County teenager who responded to a Craig’s List ad requesting a dog sitter. After email contact, the victim, an 18 year old Salisbury Township woman, was told that she would be paid $300 to watch a dog that would be transported to her commercially.
A fraudulent check worth $1,450 was then sent to her with instructions to cash it and then send the extra money via Wal-Mart wire transfer to the “transport company”.
The victim deposited the fraudulent check at her bank and took $1,000 from her own account while the check was pending. She then sent the $1,000 cash via wire transfer to a man identified to her as “Richard Ohler”. Wal-Mart cash transfers can be picked up an any Wal-Mart with identification. The transfer was picked up.
She soon received a text the “transport company” needed more money. This time the victim balked at sending more cash and called the State Police.