Gadsden Internet Scam
Gadsden internet scam artists have taken more than $700,000 in high-end electronics from people in as many as nine different states and five countries. That’s according to a statement from Captain Bobby Jackson of the Gadsden Police Department. Jackson says the department's property crimes division said one man is currently wanted on warrants in connection with the scam, which used fake PayPal accounts to pay for items through the Internet. Officials say, the Gadsden outfit was sending the goods, after their delivery to Alabama, along to a New Jersey location that would ship the items to a Nigerian holding company. The Gadsden Police Department uncovered the hub after about two months of investigation in a residence in Walnut Park.