Caller Dupes Staffer for Nearly 5K
Jeff Garretson - Tue 11:22 AM 07/10/2012
A phone call kickstarts a scam on a Salina business.
According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, an employee at Advanced Checking, 1913 S. Ohio, received a phone call on Monday afternoon from a person claiming to be the owner of the business.
They went on to explain that the District Manager was having "tax issues" and instructed the employee to help by wiring money from the store - via Western Union.
The employee sent $4,700 through the electronic system before realizing it was a scam.
Police say someone picked up the cash at a Western Union counter in Michigan.
Total loss after fees is $4,976.