State police in Kentucky, New York target financial scam in Clay

xxxxxx@herald-leader.comOctober 8, 2011 

A financial scam involving online dating sites led to the discovery of electronics, clothing, jewelry and other goods Friday at a home on Sextons Creek in Clay County, according to Kentucky State Police.

The New York State Police called the Kentucky State Police to ask for help investigating a credit card fraud case. Kentucky state Trooper Nick Metcalf went to the home allegedly receiving the fraudulently obtained goods and discovered that they were being reshipped from there to Africa, police said in a statement.

The person behind the scam apparently poses online as a military service member stationed overseas, police said. Criminal charges will depend on the outcome of the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 1-800-222-5555 or (606) 878-6622.

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