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NYPD: Forest Hills Craigslist deal goes bad, seller receives counterfeit cash

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Oct. 12, 2017 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for a man who allegedly bought a pair of Jordan sneakers in Forest Hills last month with counterfeit money.

The suspect met the victim at the 75th Avenue/Queens Boulevard subway station on Sept. 25 at around 11 pm after they agreed to the transaction via Craigslist, police said.

The victim, 35, handed over his prized sneakers but then realize afterward that the money was counterfeit, police said.

The police released a photo of the suspect today.

The alleged perpetrator is described as black and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and carrying a black book bag.

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

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R. Prasewski

A savvy move would be for seller to have the pen that reveals counterfeit cash, to meet in a public populated place in daytime hours, and to have a witness along for the exchange. In this case, the criminal was the smarter of the two.

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