- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SHEFFIELD, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man from the Bronx, New York conned a woman into believing she was wanted for “financial theft” by a police department in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The (Warren) Times-Observer (https://bit.ly/1N0LItE ) reports the Sheffield woman’s caller ID indicated she was getting calls from officers at the Warren Police Department.

The caller used names of officers who don’t exist, though the woman didn’t know that at the time. She was told she was wanted on a warrant and that she got the calls only after she applied for a loan online and sent $700 in money grams in loan fees.

The woman never received the loan, but the money grams were cashed.

Police say they traced other phone numbers given to the victim to a Bronx address.

The victim reported the scam last week.

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