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Police: Franklin County man scammed out of $11,500

State Police say the 76-year-old victim was duped into buying and sending gift cards to an unknown destination by scammers who promised him a $65,000 grant.
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — State Police are investigating after an elderly Franklin County man was scammed out of $11,500 by an unknown suspect last month.

The victim, a 76-year-old resident of St. Thomas Township, was duped into purchasing and sending gift cards to an unknown destination on May 1 in Chambersburg, police say.

The victim was promised a $65,000 grant if he bought and sent the cards, according to police. 

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Chambersburg at (717) 264-5161.

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