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Hillsborough deputies warn about Craigslist-related crimes

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Hillsborough County detectives said they are currently working on a few cases involving Craigslist ads. They warn people about rip-offs when suspects pose as buyers and sellers.

Detectives say the imposters scan through the ads and find items for sale such as cellphones, televisions, or paintball guns.

They set up a meeting with a buyer or seller and when they have a chance to be near the item or take it in their hands, they grab it and flee, deputies said.

They recently arrested Austin Hall, 18, on charges of Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property and learned that he had been a victim of such a crime himself.

HCSO detectives believe there may be additional victims of such a crime.

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