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Man reports fraud through online job listing

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Huntington Police Department:

FALSE PRETENSE: A 27-year-old Huntington man said he attempted to deposit a check for $2,000 that turned out to be fraudulent on Jan. 26.

The man said responded to a job posting on Craigslist on Jan. 16, and he received an email saying he had been hired for the job. He said the contact person for the job told him he would receive a check in the mail for prepayment for six weeks of work, and that was how he received the fraudulent check.

BURGLARY: A 51-year-old man reported someone took $1,200 in cash from a safe he keeps in his home in the 1100 block of 10th Avenue between Jan. 8 and 15. The man said he is retired and spends most of his time at home, and he had not had any visitors during that time. He said $300 also went missing from the safe last summer. Police have a suspect.

GRAND LARCENY: A man who was in the 4500 block of Bradley Road Tuesday afternoon told police he saw three men carrying $3,000 in copper pipe and wiring from a rental property in the area.

The owner of the property said a tenant, who recently had been evicted, contacted him about retrieving his personal belongings on Tuesday.

Police have a suspect.

The following information was provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:

William McKinley McCallister, 54, was incarcerated at 2:35 p.m. Authorities in Putnam County charged him with two felony counts of failure to register as a sex offender and misdemeanor driving with no insurance and no registration. Bond was $25,000.

Mary L. Ward, 23, was incarcerated at 6:20 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony child neglect. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Deborah Lynn Scott, 50, was incarcerated Wednesday evening. Authorities in Mason County charged her with felony arson and daytime burglary. Bond was $200,000.

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