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Men Report Internet, Credit Card Scams

An Archbold man reported his credit card was used illegally, while a Quincy, Mich., man told Archbold Police he purchased a motorcycle over the Internet, but never received it.

Thom Ross, Archbold Police assistant chief, said Robert L. Alexander, Archbold, said his credit card account was charged $2,014 for the purchase of a computer gaming console, which was shipped to Clay Center, Kansas.

The theft took place sometime between Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 17. Alexander filed a report Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Joseph A. Schlueter, Quincy, Mich., told officers Sept. 17 he purchased a motorcycle over the Internet from a subject on the West Coast; however, they asked Schlueter to wire the money, $9,200, to a bank in Pennsylvania. Schlueter did not receive the motorcycle.

Ross said in Alexander’s case, because the crime wasn’t committed in Archbold, the incident was referred to the Clay Center, Kan., police.

Schlueter, Ross said, lives in Quincy, Mich., but works
and maintains a bank account in Archbold. Because no crime was committed in
Archbold, he said Schlueter was told to contact police either at the seller’s
location, or in Pennsylvania.

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