AP: Nebraska authorities accuse Californian of online scam

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska authorities have charged a California man with scamming several would-be buyers out of thousands of dollars for what he said he had: a powerful, hard-to-find car engine.

Authorities say a Lincoln company reported wiring $11,500 to the Anaheim man for the engine to put in a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda.

The company says it never received the engine. The man was arrested Friday in California.