Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Case of the Missing Harley

Sherlock Investigations is taking more and more criminal cases as identification theft and Internet fraud proliferates. In a recent case, an Ohio man purchased a Harley on eBay for $8,000. When he didn’t receive his bike, he contacted Sherlock Investigations. Rian, our computer forensics expert, tracked down the seller through her email address.

Meanwhile, the would-be buyer filed a complaint in his home state, resulting in an arrest warrant. We notified the NYPD about the whereabouts of the fraudster. They picked her up in the middle of the night. She’s now awaiting extradition to Ohio.

We later found out that she has scammed a lot of other people for many thousands of dollars. And now the federal authorities are investigating her for wire fraud.

In a new development, it looks like our client will actually get his money back, including our investigative fees.