Authorities are searching for a cunning criminal who stole a Wisconsin woman’s diamond ring after paying to fly her to St. Louis.
In Missouri sentences for such crimes are among the nation’s harshest carries up to life in prison.
Investigators say the female victim found an iPhone on Craigslist and, after calling about it, the seller told her not to call him but to text. After several texts, they agreed to meet.
It turns out a reported dog abuse case didn’t happen in Belleville, but half a world away.
Craigslist is an increasingly popular tool in the arsenal of St. Louis scam artists but the city’s police chief says his team of seven is large enough.
According to court documents, the ad placed on Craigslist offered a million dollars for someone to kill a Maplewood police officer.
An Iowa man’s online classified ad offering an oak coffin for sale neglected to mention the full skeleton inside, so police interrupted the deal and seized the bones.
The scam generally works like this: people find or steal animals and then list them on Craigslist under “Found Pets” to land some quick cash, often used to buy drugs.
“Always meet in a public place. You can even meet in the parking lot of your local police station.”
Devion Russell and Christopher Duffy are charged with multiple counts