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Waterford police seek suspects in scam at Sears

By Greg Smith

Publication: theday.com

Published October 23. 2013 8:00PM   Updated October 23. 2013 11:56PM
Photo courtesy of Waterford Police
Store surveillance photo of a person of interest wanted for questioning by the Waterford police department.

Waterford — Police say two New Jersey men were duped into handing over $6,200 in cash for what they thought were eight 65-inch 3D televisions that were overstocked at the Sears at Crystal Mall.

Police said one of the men handed over an envelope of cash to a woman who gave him a receipt, went back into Sears to supposedly get the TVs and never returned.

The incident occurred Tuesday after police said the New Jersey men received a call from a "UPS driver named Jimmy," who told them to go to Waterford and call "George" when they got there. Police said one of the suspects in the scam is described as a white, blond female, 5 feet 2 inches tall with a thin build. Police said she was wearing tan pants and a blue shirt, similar to what Sears employees wear.

Store surveillance obtained photographs of the suspect, which were posted on the Waterford police Facebook page.

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