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Livermore police help woman scammed out of $9,500

Department works with Phoenix police to catch suspect accused of Internet scheme
Livermore Police Department.

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.