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A man allegedly sent fake Pokemon cards, scamming people out of thousands of dollars

TULSA, Okla. (KOKI) – Police said he tried to catch them all, but they ended up catching him instead.

A Tulsa, Oklahoma man is behind bars for allegedly selling fake Pokemon cards on Craigslist to people across the country.

Tulsa police say Michael McCoy was arrested after receiving a tip from a victim in Hawaii who paid $3,000 for what he thought was the real deal.

Riley Bennett said he helped authorities catch a man who allegedly sent fake Pokémon cards. (Source: KOKI/CNN)

Police had already been investigating the case for months when they received a call from this victim in Hawaii.

This person agreed to work with investigators, and they created a fake number to trick McCoy into selling him cards again.

The police were then able to arrest McCoy when he went to the post office to send the cards.

Officials said that in total, McCoy was able to defraud people out of $12,000, including in Arizona, Colorado, Ohio and Texas.

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