Two locals were caught in the middle of a scam recently, one losing thousands in merchandise and the other one unwittingly duped into participating in the online scheme.

Police were contacted by a 71-year-old man who told them his PayPal account had been compromised and that several items had been ordered on his account and were being shipped to a Maple Street address in Tullahoma. When police arrived they were invited in by the resident, telling him they were investigating mysterious shipments of goods to his location. They noted several boxes lying about his living room.

At that point the resident told them he had begun working with an internet logistics company a couple of weeks prior. He explained the company would ship items to him and he would put new labels on them and ship them to another location. He said he…

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