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Fayetteville Police Seeking Woman in Craigslist Scheme

              The Fayetteville Police Department has issued arrest warrants for Laprecia Ancrum Lesane, 29, of 2713 Preston Woods Lane Apartment 2, in connection with obtaining property by false pretenses.

              She has been accepting money as down payments on apartment rentals that she does not own and leaving with the money before victims realize she is not the owner. At least seven victims have been scammed by her. Lesane is known to frequent the Fayetteville, Greensboro and Spring Lake areas.

               Anyone who has information on Lesane’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Fraud Team at 433-1856 or Crimestoppers at 483-TIPS

               The Fayetteville Police Department wants to remind citizens to be careful when dealing with strangers through social media websites by offering these general safety precautions;       

 ·        Be especially careful when buying/selling high value items

·        Do not meet in a secluded place, or invite strangers into your home

·        Consider having a friend accompany you

·        Tell a friend or family member where you're going

·        Take your cell phone along if you have one

·        Insist on a public meeting place like a cafe

·        Trust your instincts

·        Use extreme caution if other party is asking for cash only

 

 

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