State Police Investigate Gift Card Scam in Chester County

Pennsylvania State Police

EAST NOTTINGHAM TWP, PA — State Police in Chester County are investigating a scam where victims were prompted to send money and gift cards.

Authorities state that a 45-year-old male and a 43-year-old female from East Nottingham Township, Chester County reported a theft from a bank account. During the course of the investigation, Pennsylvania State Troopers learned that the victims befriended a person online claiming to be a U.S. Marine stuck in Afghanistan. The victims sent approximately $147,000, mostly via gift cards, between August and December.  The State Police investigation is ongoing.

Information is subject to change at any time. A suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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