The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department is warning area residents about an E-Commerce scam that has effected two individuals, one from Newton and one from Vandalia. The two scam/robberies occurred within a 24-hour period.
An individual based in Decatur is targeting people on Facebook under the name of “Kyle Thompson.” The suspect is telling people that he is interested in buying an iPhone 6 and having victims to meet him in Decatur to make the transaction. He then robs them after they show up to sell the phone. If you receive a request from this individual DO NOT AGREE to meet him. Report the interaction to the Decatur Police Department at (217) 424-2711.
The suspect has been identified as an African American male by Decatur Police.