Wisconsin man accused of eBay scamming

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo man is accused of trying to scam people with a vintage electric guitar offered for sale on the eBay auction site.

According to court records, 28-year-old David Waldrop put the 1961 Gibson ES-355 guitar up for sale in early October.

A buyer in Pennsylvania and another in Munich, Germany, told police each received a less expensive Epiphone guitar after making deals to send Waldrop $4,500 and $5,800, respectively. Records show two others offered $7,500 and $7,000, but Waldrop wouldn’t complete the deals when they wanted to inspect the guitar.

 

Waldrop was released on $5,000 signature bond when he appeared in Sauk County Circuit Court Dec. 12 on two counts of theft and two counts of attempted theft. A pretrial conference is scheduled Dec. 29.

 

No phone listing could be found when The Associated Press tried to call him Friday night, and his lawyer Debra O’Rourke did not immediately return a message left at her office.

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Information from: Baraboo News Republic,

http://www.wiscnews.com/bnr

 

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