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Craigslist Scammer Uses Fake Cash to Buy $200 Jordan Sneakers, Police Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | October 13, 2017 10:56am
 Police are looking for a man who they say paid for a pair of Jordan sneakers with fake money.
Police are looking for a man who they say paid for a pair of Jordan sneakers with fake money.
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QUEENS — This scam was a slam dunk.

A man who arranged online to sell a pair of pricey Jordan sneakers got paid in fake cash after meeting the fraudster at a Forest Hills subway station, police said. 

The 35-year-old victim met the swindler at the 75th Avenue station around 11 p.m. on Sept. 25 after agreeing to sell the shoes for $200 via Craigslist, authorities said.

After collecting the money, the victim went to a Chase bank branch to deposit the bills but was told the money was counterfeit, according to the NYPD.

The suspect, seen on surveillance images near a subway turnstile, was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and carrying a black backpack, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).