The Livermore Police Department said it was able to help a woman recover money she sent via UPS to a man in Arizona who identified himself as Jason Chew.
The woman, who said she was a victim of an Internet scam, had sent $9,500 overnight on April 15 via UPS to Arizona. Livermore Police officers worked with UPS and figured out the money was going to a CVS store in Phoenix.
The officer asked a CVS manager to hold on to the package and then coordinated with Phoenix police to catch the suspect, who arrived with a fake I.D. to collect the package.
The man, identified as 25-year-old Zhenghui Wang, was arrested on multiple charges.
Police did not elaborate on what the particular scam was about.