LI woman nabbed in phony Target return scam

February 18, 2011 3:45:01 AM PST
Grand larceny charges have been filed against a woman accused of targeting Target stores in a return scam.

Police say Ebony Washington, from Inwood, started her scheme last November.

They say she would buy something like an xBox with cash, then return it a short time later. But instead of actually returning the product, there would be nothing in the box except enough paper to match the expected weight.

Police say it worked numerous times, until this week when a Target worker actually looked in the box.

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