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Lower Macungie Pair Report Loan Scam

Police say they were told to send money before they would receive promised amount.

A thief scammed a Lower Macungie pair out of an undisclosed amount of money recently by telling them they were approved for a loan, but only if they sent money first.

only identified the alleged victims as being 26- and 27-year-old women living in the 6700 block of Lower Macungie Road. The women were told they would receive the loan but that they had to transfer money via Western Union. When the women suspected a problem, they requested their money back but to date have not received it. They reported the suspected scam on Feb. 20.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 610-395-1438.

In other recently reported Lower Macungie incidents:

Burglary: Reported Feb. 21 by Marilyn Judith Claire of 2846 Sheffield Drive; home entered between 8:52 a.m. and 4:34 p.m. without her permission, police said; no information as to whether anything was taken.

Criminal mischief: Reported Feb. 10 by Adrianne Doll of 4808 East Texas Road; side driver's side vehicle window smashed with an object near her home, police said; no loss value given.

Access device fraud: $269.02 worth of merchandise fraudulently purchased Feb. 27 using the credit card of Michael Cofer, 28, of Lower Macungie, police said; purchase made through Wal-Mart in Lafayette, Ind.

Criminal mischief: Reported Feb. 20 in the area of the Lockridge Hills Development; eggs thrown at vehicles owned by Sarah Margaret, 21; Sherri Boehm, 45, Matthew Carl, 28, and C.J. Marsh, 45, police said.

 

 

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