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Online job scammer sought

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago October 08, 2013 Oct 8, 2013 Tuesday, October 08 2013 October 08, 2013 3:30 PM in News
Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released a surveillance photo of a woman they said scammed money from people in East Baton Rouge Parish using an online ad.

Investigators said the woman met with people answering a bogus online employment ad at a local hotel. They said she took their personal information and a fee for an employment contract, application and background check.

Detectives said once she left with the money, the contact numbers she provided were all disconnected.

The hotel said she rented the room under the name Angela Johnson-Daniels, and told them she was conducting interviews and testing employee applicants. The credit card she used to rent the room was not valid, and later declined by the issuing agency.

Deputies said five victims reportedly met with the woman and gave her their information and money. Anyone with information about her identity or this scam should call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 225-389-5000. They said a cash reward is offered for information leading to an arrest.

IMAGE: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

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