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FAKES BLINDNESS-DIAMOND THEFT
Cops: Con man suspected in 6 other states faked blindness to steal $9K ring in Pittsburgh
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:56 AM EDT
A suspected con man who allegedly uses fake cashier's checks to buy vehicles, electronics and jewelry has been charged with stealing a $9,000 diamond ring from a Pittsburgh jewelry store the same way —while also pretending to be blind.
Police say Centaur used the name Joseph Carroll when he called Goldstock Diamonds in February and claimed to be a blind man who needed help from an expert jeweler to buy an engagement ring. Centaur arrived at the store the next day wearing fancy clothes, and a blind man's cane and sunglasses and paid with a cashier's check that later turned out to be fake.
Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com