February 1, 2017

Man accused of fraudulent vehicle sale

HAWLEY – State police say a Hawley man seriously misrepresented the mileage on a pickup truck he cold on Craigslist. 

Charles Strait, Jr. allegedly claimed in the ad that the 2003 pickup had only 110,000 miles when it had in excess of 256,000 miles.  He sold the truck to an unsuspecting buyer for $4,800.

Police charged Strait with theft by deception.

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