SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — An email scam targeted the Somerset County Treasurer’s office leaving police with questions as they investigate the loss of more than $11,000.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the Somerset County Treasurer’s office received an email they believed was from the Somerset County Head Commissioner on June 8. The email asked for a wire transfer in the amount of $11,295 for goods and supplies to a known company.
The money was transferred the same day.
A second email reportedly came in on June 13, asking for another transfer of $23,470. That’s when it was discovered that the address sending the emails was fraudulent.
The second request was never completed and police were called.
The theft by deception is currently under investigation.