NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who says he
was the victim of an Internet scam is suing the officer who
arrested him, claiming police failed to properly investigate
before arresting him.
Scott Tomasello says he was sent two forged checks as part of a
scam after posting an ad for a roommate on Craigslist in
February. He says he became suspicious and alerted the bank,
but was arrested two weeks later by New Castle police.
Tomasello says he spent a week in jail because he couldn’t post
bail. The charges were eventually withdrawn when Tomasello
agreed to return the money.
Sgt. Kevin Seelbaugh is the lone defendant named in the suit. A
phone listing for him could not immediately be located today.
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