Tullahoma Man Scammed Out Of Money

What started out as a legitimate Internet transaction resulted in a Tullahoma man being a victim of a scam. The man reported to Tullahoma Police Officer Rocky Ruehling that he posted an electric generator on Craig’s List on the Internet. He received an email agreeing to purchase the generator for $615. The victim then received an email from the customer telling him that they had sent too much money for the generator. The victim was requested that he wire them the difference between the purchase price and what was sent, which he agreed to. He later received three money orders totaling $2,962.50. The Marbeth Lane resident took the money orders to Regions Bank and was told that the checks were valid. So he returned the difference to the customer. His bank later notified him that the checks were counterfeit, and that he would be liable for the money.