Monday, October 25, 2010

Lure of Escheat Too Much for 87 Alleged Criminals

Never underestimate the draw of unclaimed property . . .

According to a report by the Patriot-News of Central Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, PA law enforcement officials arrested 87 people who had outstanding warrants by asking them to report to a county agency to obtain unclaimed property.  According to the article, police enticed the wanted men to round themselves up by sending suspects a letter from the "fictitious" Department of Unclaimed Property and arrested them when they came to collect.

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