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Alleged firewood scam being investigated

December 10, 2010

HAGERSTOWN — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations of a firewood scam on the local Craigslist website.

A man advertising cords of firewood for sale on the Western Maryland Craigslist has allegedly been taking money from unsuspecting customers and never delivering the wood, Cpl. Greg Alton said.

The sheriffs office is looking for anyone who might have been a victim of the alleged scam or who might have information in the case, he said.

Police have received reports of at least one victim in Washington County, one victim in Frederick County, Md., and two victims in Berkeley County, W.Va., he said.

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Alton said police have identified a suspect in the case but have not yet brought any charges, he said.

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