JPD: Woman defrauded on Moneygram purchase

JPD: Woman defrauded on Moneygram purchase
(Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
(Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department hopes to identify a man caught on surveillance video thought to be involved with a possible MoneyGram fraud.

Now, authorities are looking for the victim's money as well as the people who reportedly took it.

The victim, who lives in Nashville, TN, told Jonesboro police that she made an agreement with a woman to buy a vehicle from Craigslist for $1,000.

According to a Jonesboro police report, the woman told police Nov. 14 that she had agreed to buy a white 2003 Nissan Altima for $1,000 over the social media site. The victim told police the woman she bought the car from, Stella Harrison, told her she was in the Navy, and that her "agent" Christopher Herimeo, would handle the transaction.

"She said she first became suspicious when, after sending the MoneyGram the next day ... she was asked to send another $1,000 to cover the insurance costs," Sgt. Steve Richardson said. "She called eBay, who the sale was ultimately be [sic] through, and was told the company didn't operate in the manner described. They told her this was probably a scam and to report it to police."

The MoneyGram was tracked to the Jonesboro Walmart Neighborhood Market, 2811 Creek Drive, police said.

Police were able to identify a possible suspect in the case by looking at security footage. The suspect is described as a male in a camo hat, gray or black T-shirt and black jeans, police said.

Sgt. Richardson noted that thorough checks for a "Christopher Herimeo" through multiple sites, turned up no results of anyone by that name.

Anyone with information on the case can call Jonesboro Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP.

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