Crime Watch: East Rockaway, Lynbrook

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Forgery/petit larceny

At 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 29, a complainant reported that they were attempting to sell a trailer on Craigslist when they were contacted by a buyer, who stated that she lived in Florida, and agreed to buy the trailer. The complainant stated they received a check from the female for the trailer and shipping costs. The buyer asked the complainant to send $976 to a third party for the shipping. The complainant sent the money via Western Union. The complainant reported that their bank then notified them that the check was fraudulent.

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