Dearborn man claimed to Allen Park police that he was ripped off $700 by a man who bought him a PlayStation 5 in counterfeit money.
The victim didn’t have to go very far to report the crime. He met with the crook in the Allen Park Police Department’s parking lot, 15915 Southfield Road, to complete the transaction.
According to the victim both the seller and buyer arrived in the lot at 8:45 on July 20. The victim stated that he sold the man his PS5, controller charging station, and Gran Turismo 7 racing simulation video game for $700.
The victim was paid by the buyer with 14 fake $50 bills. He soon discovered that they were not watermarked or striped.
According to the victim, the victim was the passenger in a silver Chrysler 300. He could not tell the year of the vehicle and did not get the car’s license plate number.
The victim claimed that he met the buyer through Facebook. The thief deleted the victim’s Facebook account. However, the victim still has screenshots of the conversations and his profile.