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Blotter: Woman loses $1,500 in flim flam

A Salisbury woman trying to sell a car on Craigslist got flim-flammed out of $1,500 instead, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman told investigators Tuesday that she listed the vehicle for $1,200 on the Internet site and was contacted Sept. 2 by a person who called himself “Parker Hopkins.” He sent her a check for $2,700 to cover the purchase and a $1,500 fee to be sent to a mover to transport the vehicle.

The woman deposited the $2,700 check into her account, and then sent a $1,500 Moneygram to the supposed mover.

The $2,700 check turned out to be fraudulent. SunTrust requested that the woman file a report with law enforcement. The bank is investigating the incident.

In other Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• Police discovered heroin and opium derivatives in a vehicle during a traffic stop at the 67000 block of I-85 South on Tuesday.

• A woman reported credit card fraud Tuesday at the 1500 block of Rockwell Road.

• A man reported a moped had been stolen from his home at the 2100 block of Airport Road on Tuesday.

• A man reported Tuesday that a firearm had been stolen from his vehicle.

• A man reported items stolen from the 200 block of Midway Drive on Tuesday.

• A man reported Tuesday that parts had been stolen from his car at the 100 block of Mallard Lane.

• Ritchie Reynoso, 23, was arrested Tuesday and was charged at the Sheriff’s Office with possession with intent to make, sell, or distribute a controlled substance.

• Matthew Logan Howard, 24, was arrested Tuesday at the 700 block of Gold Hill Road on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

• Shane Jerome Greene, 41, was arrested Tuesday and charged at the Sheriff’s Office with assault on a female.

• William Trevor Keller, 16, was arrested Tuesday on charges of breaking and entering cars and other motor vehicles at the 7200 block of Pop Basinger Road.

• Gregory Thomas Young, 29, was arrested Tuesday on charges of assault on a female at the 1300 block of Deal Road.

• Kayla Reed Midgett, 26, was arrested on charges of simple assault at the 1300 block of Deal Road on Tuesday.

In Salisbury Police Department reports:

• Treasure Ferguson was charged Wednesday with possession of marijuana after police stopped her car during a traffic check at the 1100 block of Old Plank Road.

• Sonic Drive In on the 900 block of West Innes Street reported use of a counterfeit bill on Wednesday

• Brandon Lee Parker, 32 was arrested on charges of assault on a female on Wednesday at the 100 block of Edzell Drive.



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