Woman trying to get deal on laptop actually buys piece of wood for $200 | Crime
STEELE CREEK - A woman who thought she was getting a good deal on a cheap laptop from Best Buy employees actually bought a piece of wood from scam artists, police say.
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon at about 3 pm when a person approached a woman claiming to be a Best Buy employee, a police report said.
The suspect told the victim that “they had a huge overstock of laptops they were trying to get rid of and they were willing to reduce the price,” the police report said.
The victim was then shown a laptop that was not in a box or wrapped.
The victim then went to get money with which to buy the “overstock” laptop and had the suspect follow her to an ATM in the 10800 block of S. Tryon Street.
She withdrew $200 in cash and gave it to the suspect in return for a wrapped laptop.
When the victim got home, she opened the laptop and discovered it was just a piece of wood.
Charlotte police are investigating the incident.