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How a mailed check for $112 got cashed for $3,500: The new 'fishing' scheme

How a mailed check for $112 got cashed for $3,500: The new 'fishing' scheme

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It was around noon on April 12. Josefina Gomez Pando, 83, dropped a check for $ 112 into a blue mailbox on a corner on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Then she proceeded to her doctor's appointment. Her check would never make it to the mailman. That's because someone else, most likely using a sticky rat trap attached to the end of a string, fished her check right back out of that mailbox. And then they wrote a new one for $ 3,500. ...