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Posted on: December 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Reading Man Arrested for Role in Elaborate Fraud Scheme

HONESDALE -- Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced the arrest of Christopher Mauricio, III, age 20,  of Reading for scheming $9,000.00 away from the victim. The Defendant is charged with Theft by Deception (F3), Receiving Stolen Property (F3), and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility (F3). 

The Complaint alleges the Defendant was involved in a scheme to steal money from the victim. The Defendant and others took part in a scheme pretending to be the victim’s son who was supposedly charged with crimes in another state and needed bail money. The imposter lied about being her son and in trouble. The victim provided $9,000.00 cash in the belief she was helping her son. Thankfully, the victim’s son was okay and not in trouble.

Read the Criminal Complaint.

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