A Leavenworth man reported being scammed after purchasing computers for what he thought was a new employer, a police spokesman said.

A Leavenworth man reported being scammed after purchasing computers for what he thought was a new employer, a police spokesman said.

The incident was reported to the Leavenworth Police Department on Sept. 15.

The victim reported that he applied for a job online. He was told he was hired.

He was asked to purchase computers for his employer and ship them to a company in Cincinnati using his personal credit card with the understanding he would be reimbursed, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

The victim apparently purchased 12 Apple MacBook Pro computers for a total cost of $31,819 and also paid $814 in shipping costs.

The employer supposedly made a reimbursement payment to the victim’s credit card. But after the computers were shipped, the reimbursement payment was canceled.

Nicodemus said the victim had been asked to purchase additional computers. But before these additional computers were shipped, the victim discovered reimbursement payments had been canceled.

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