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Tarrytown Man Falls Victim To Craigslist Scam

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – A Craigslist scammer bilked a Tarrytown man out of $1,930 using two phony money orders, Tarrytown Police said.

The Carroll Close resident was trying to sell his sofa on Craigslist for $499 when a potential buyer wired him the phony money orders and then requested the Tarrytown seller send him the difference of $1,371 to a Western Union in London.

The Tarrytown man did not send the difference, but deposited the money orders, where he learned from his bank that they were phony orders. The bank then told the resident he owed them $1,930.

Police also reported the following items:

Mailbox Mischief: Several Gracemere Lake Drive residents reported damaged or stolen mailboxes on May 13. One resident's mailbox was knocked out of the ground, another's was damaged and a third was stolen.

Train Station Accident: A man fell onto the tracks at the Tarrytown Train Station around 8 a.m. on May 13. He was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital Center.

Car Accident: A car jumped over the curb in front of Edible Arrangements on Main Street around 10 a.m. on May 12, damaging the wood planters and the shop window.

Damaged Car: Both side mirrors were broken off a car parked on Main Street in front of Main Street Sweets between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. on May 12. Police filed a criminal mischief report.

Damaged Car: Someone at the DoubleTree Hotel called police around 9 p.m. May 10 to report that a parked car had the bottom of both its passenger doors scratched with an unknown object.

Gardening Spat: A man got into a fight with another person on Grove Street around 10:30 a.m. May 10 because the person's leaf blower was blowing debris onto his car.

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