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Westerville Police Investigating Wire Fraud

Updated: Tuesday, February 26 2013, 09:56 AM EST
WESTERVILLE -- Police say at least four people were swindled out of tens of thousands of dollars in a wire fraud case that spans four states.

Investigators uncovered $54,500 at a Kemba Credit Union account in Westerville.

Detective Ted Smith with Westerville police says they first got a call from
authorities in Orlando, Florida back in January about a man who wired
$25,000 to that account.

Smith says the man thought he was buying a BMW he saw on Ebay when he wired the money.

Through their investigation, police say two women, who met the suspect over online dating web sites, also wired money thinking they were helping the suspect out with loans for a business investment.

"They offered up money that they had to take out of reserves they had planned to use later in life that's tough," said Det. Smith

The case is far from over.  Smith says there are other people responsible other than the one suspect in custody and possibly more victims.


Reporter: Tara MorganWesterville Police Investigating Wire Fraud

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