Robeson County man wanted for online scam arrested in Mississippi

Joshua Robert Murphy (Robeson County Sheriff's Office/WPDE background)

Joshua Robert Murphy, 30, of Fairmont is wanted on charges of fraud involving the website Craigslist after he took money for tickets from several people without actually sending the tickets to them. Murphy was arrested Tuesday in Biloxi, Mississippi, according to Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards.

Edwards said the victims sent Murphy the money either through money gram services or direct mail of cash.

He added the Fairmont Police Department reminds everyone that, “if they do an online transaction, to pay for the transaction with a reputable company such as PayPal or one of the other online transfer sites. “

Edwards said Murphy is being held without bond at a detention center in Miss. awaiting extradition to Robeson County.

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