Woman reports washer-dryer scam

A woman told police she thought she was getting a deal on a new washer and dryer when a man she met at a laundromat convinced her to hand over $350.

The 48-year-old Augusta woman told police she met “John” for the first time at Lucy’s Laundry, 122 Sherwood Drive, on Tuesday. Police said the man convinced her he was a Best Buy employee who could give her a discount on a washer and dryer.

The following day, the woman met John at Best Buy and gave him $350. Surveillance video shows him leaving the store with the money. The store told the woman the man was not an employee.

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