Westlake Couple Falls Victim To Craigslist Scam

After wiring money for a Key West vacation, the Craigslist ad disappeared

A couple who live on Carriage Park Oval couple are concerned that they have fallen victim to a Craigslist scam.

They wired $659 deposit to a bank in Missouri in response to a Craigslist ad for a Key West vacation rental on Jan. 31.

On Feb. 6, they reported to Westlake police that the ad had disappeared from the site and the advertiser would not respond to the their emails.

Also in this week's blotter:

  • A 27-year-old Cleveland woman got into it with her 64-year-old father at a store on Detroit Road.

She was refusing to return his car keys, according to Westlake Police. When officers responded, they also found that she had an active warrant from Parma Police Department and arrested her.

Furthermore, the woman will face a drug charge because she is suspected of taking her father's prescription medication.

  • A Cleveland man was stopped on Crocker Road for a traffic violation at about 1 p.m. on Feb. 4.

The woman riding with him was not wearing a seatbelt and gave false information to the officer, according to Westlake Police.

The woman, who is 29 and lives in Cleveland eventually admitted her true identity. The officer found she was wanted by Brook Park Police Department and arrested.

Westlake Police also charged the woman with obstructing official business and marijuana possession.

The driver was sent on his way with a warning.


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