Cops, Courts and Fire

Newtown Twp. Police Investigate After Man Scammed Out Of $56,000

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A Newtown Township man was scammed out of $56,000 earlier this month.

Police said they were called to a home on East Hanover Street at 4 p.m. last Thursday for a report of a fraud.

Investigators learned the man had been scammed into handing over $56,000 worth of gift cards to a scammer.

Police said the man explained to them that his computer had been “compromised by hackers.”

The investigation into the big dollar scam was ongoing as of this week.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001