Police briefs - Dec. 4

December 03, 2012

Police warn residents of scams

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police are warning people to be wary of scams following an incident in Greencastle.

A woman received a fraudulent money order through the mail, police said. The woman was instructed to keep some of the money and to send the rest by Western Union to the Philippines, according to state police.

The woman cashed the money order at an Orrstown Bank branch and sent the money to the Philippines, state police said.

The woman’s bank told her a few days later that the money order was fake and that she was responsible for reimbursing the bank for the money order, state police said.

State police are warning people not to send money overseas unless they know to whom they are sending it.

Rock thrown at windshield

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A rock was thrown at an automobile windshield on Pa. 16 at Rabbit Road in Antrim Township on Nov. 16, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The rock was thrown from a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, state police said.

The damage was estimated at $200.

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