Saturday, May 5, 2012

Restaurant scam

Last Friday, Hennigan’s Restaurant in Mount Joy got a peculiar call when a man, who claimed to be hearing impaired, placed an order for 150 salads. Due to his disability, he asked that the rest of the transaction happen online. Despite being skeptical, Cindy Hoover followed along. The man identified himself as John Donovan, and the two of them exchanged emails. Donovan gave Hoover his credit card number with all the important information to buy the salads. But, then he had a strange request: He asked Hoover to charge his card, which ended up being fake, an extra $900. He then wanted her to take that amount, $900 in cash, to a Western Union and deposit it for his delivery man.