Juvenile arrested in Craigslist scam

The Golden Valley police have arrested a suspect in a string of fake online ticket sales. Victims purchased items through the online classifieds site and were emailed fraudulent, printable ticket stubs.
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The Golden Valley police have arrested a suspect in a string of fake online ticket sales. Victims purchased items through the online classifieds site and were emailed fraudulent, printable ticket stubs.

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