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Rochester woman allegedly scammed international scammer

Union Leader Correspondent

July 04. 2018 10:15AM

Jennifer Wozmak, 51, of Rochester allegedly agreed to be paid to ship a stolen computer, but instead kept it and eventually sold it herself. (Courtesy)

WOLFEBORO – A Rochester woman who tried to turn the tables on a scammer has been charged with stealing.

Jennifer Wozmak, 51, turned herself in to Wolfeboro police Sunday after learning she was the subject of a warrant for theft of a computer.

In March, a Wolfeboro resident reported being the victim of identity fraud and theft. The victim's business account had been hacked and a laptop computer had been purchased, according to a media release issued by the department.

The rip-off had been perpetrated by a person in another country, who then resorted to another scam to con someone in to shipping it to them.

Wozmak, who was not an accomplice to the flimflam man, responded to a “job opportunity” posted on the Internet, and agreed to be paid to pick up a package at UPS in Laconia and reship the package to another location.

According to the media release, Wozmak picked up the computer, but decided to keep it and instead shipped a box full of magazines. After a lengthy investigation, Wozmak allegedly admitted to taking the computer and selling it.

She has been charged with theft by unauthorized taking and was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail. She is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 12.

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