Hutchinson Woman Swindled Out of $1,700

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Police are investigating after a Hutchinson woman was swindled out of $1,700 last week.

Hutchinson Police say the woman reported she was contacted by someone claiming to be from the US Marshal Service.  The person told the victim a large amount of drugs were found in a house in Texas rented under her name.

She was told to purchase gift cards and provide the information or she would be charged with a crime.

She purchased $1,000 in gift cards from Wal-Mart and $700 from e-bay and sent the information to the caller.

Authorities say the cards were used and the victim is out $1700 and there are no suspects at this time.

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