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February 5, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - When Shore real estate agent Maria Schrenk started getting calls last week inquiring about a cheap summer rental on an upscale property that she had listed for sale or annual lease, she knew something was awry. When she took a quick look on Craigslist, she discovered the mischief: Scammers had poached information from the legitimate real estate website where Schrenk had listed the property and fashioned a phony advertisement with an irresistible price tag. The scammers were offering the cute Cape Cod in the 1500 block of Sheridan Boulevard, three blocks from the beach, for $1,400 a month.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2015
THIS WEEK'S epic snowstorm turned out to be a big bust. But before we knew that, the lucky among us spent Monday night with hot toddies, warming our toes in front of fireplaces with our significant others. Some of those not already all loved up turned to Craigslist in a frantic search for last-minute blizzard boyfriends and girlfriends. That's right. Nestled among all the usual Craigslist ads for anonymous sex encounters and threesomes were quite a few postings from Philadelphians desperately seeking blizzard buddies with whom to weather yesterday's snowfall, which weathercasters had predicted accumulations of up to a foot.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
Two taken in Craigslist iPad scheme * Island Avenue near Lindbergh Boulevard, Southwest Philadelphia Two men were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night after traveling from the suburbs to meet with men who posted ads on Craigslist claiming that they had iPads to sell for $300. A 45-year-old man met with two men at the Penrose Plaza Shopping Center about 10:20 p.m., thinking that he would return to Sharon Hill with an iPad, said Lt. John Walker, of the Southwest Detective Division.
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August 5, 2015 | By Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury weighing the case of a man who allegedly used Craigslist to lure and shoot a South Jersey man will continue deliberations Tuesday. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for two hours Monday without reaching a verdict in the case against Thomas Coffee, 25, of Willow Grove, who allegedly listed a Yamaha Banshee all-terrain vehicle for sale as bait to rob Daniel R. Cook Jr., 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County. Cook was shot dead June 21, 2013, in a botched robbery around 11 p.m. in a West Oak Lane alley while his fiance and a friend waited in a car around the corner.
NEWS
March 1, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two teenagers have been charged with stealing 60 laptop computers from West Philadelphia High School that they then tried to sell on Craigslist, police said Monday. The 17-year-old boys allegedly broke into the high school Feb. 21 and stole the laptops, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. One is a student at West Philadelphia and the other attends University City High School. Both are charged with burglary, theft, and receiving stolen property. Investigators last Wednesday asked for the public's help in the case, and a man came forward after watching a news report that night, Walker said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have an awful time meeting men. I'm not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good guys won't happen. I use Craigslist a lot to meet sexual partners. I am so tired of giving up my body for a few minutes of pleasure and then feeling empty on the inside. Please tell me what to do. - Where Are the Good Guys? DEAR WHERE: I'll try, but first let me tell you where the good guys aren't . They are not on Craigslist, trolling for sex partners.
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September 21, 2010 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph C. Vignola Jr., son of a former Philadelphia city councilman and controller, pleaded guilty Monday to beating an 18-year-old woman he met on a website and slashing her throat in a City Avenue hotel room. He had been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, and possession of an instrument of crime in the May 28, 2008, attack, in which he had left the woman for dead. With his parents in the courtroom, Vignola, 21, repeatedly answered in a subdued voice, "Yes, Your Honor," when Common Pleas Court Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes asked him if he knowingly was entering guilty pleas.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2011 | by Molly Eichel
Football players don't usually make it into the pages of Tattle. But, you're in luck, sports fans, because scandal, hookers and prescription drugs are totally our bag. Erstwhile NFLer and Penn alum Jim Finn: Get ready for your Tattle time. Actress Rosa Blasi, who plays the formerly philandering momma of a gymnastics phenom in ABC Family's guilty pleasure "Make It Or Break It," blasts her ex-hubs Finn in her new tell-all, "Jock Itch: The Misadventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser.
NEWS
September 3, 2010
The police sting of an alleged prostitution ring using Craigslist in Philadelphia shows the online service is still profiting from crime and sexual exploitation. Undercover police responded to ads on Craigslist's "adult services" section and connected with alleged prostitutes at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport. Six alleged prostitutes and three alleged pimps were arrested. The illicit trade on Craigslist and other websites is common. On any given day, Craigslist's adult-services section for Philadelphia is filled with dozens of suggestive ads from women obviously seeking johns.
NEWS
February 27, 2016
The owner of a Hammonton car business used fraudulent practices when he purchased vehicles at auctions with borrowed money, and then sold them to customers without paying back his loans, police said Thursday. Tony Miller, 40, of Little Egg Harbor, owner of Imagine Auto Sales, is facing theft-related charges for the sales between September and November 2015. Winslow Township police said that, because Miller didn't pay the loans, the bank was holding the titles of the vehicles he sold and his customers could not register them.
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February 27, 2016
The owner of a Hammonton car business used fraudulent practices when he purchased vehicles at auctions with borrowed money, and then sold them to customers without paying back his loans, police said Thursday. Tony Miller, 40, of Little Egg Harbor, owner of Imagine Auto Sales, is facing theft-related charges for the sales between September and November 2015. Winslow Township police said that, because Miller didn't pay the loans, the bank was holding the titles of the vehicles he sold and his customers could not register them.
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February 21, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, $util.encode.html($!item.bycredit)
Question: I am a married man and father of one beautiful 3-year-old boy. For Christmas, my wife and I got a new computer to share, set up with her email account. After Christmas, I noticed an email in my wife's "sent" box. Apparently, in September, she had responded to a cheater's ad in Craigslist. She had coffee with this man. Nothing else because luckily he was older than he let on. I'm completely devastated by this. My wife feels terrible and says she loves me and wants to stay with me. I very much love her, too. And I take responsibility for the things I did to drive her to do something like that.
NEWS
December 22, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Staff Writer
YOU KNOW how it is during the holidays: Everybody's looking for a bargain. A group of armed crooks has taken advantage of some shoppers who were searching for too-good-to-be-true deals on Craigslist by luring them to Northeast Philadelphia, and robbing them at gunpoint. At least seven people have fallen victim to the dangerous scam in the last month, said Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum, of Northeast Detectives. Gunshots were fired by the thieves in one instance, but so far no one has been injured.
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September 11, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writers farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
JUST 30 seconds. That's all it took for people to claim the 10,000 free tickets that were made available online yesterday for Pope Francis' Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Sept. 27. An additional 10,000 tickets for the Festival of Families on Sept. 26 sold out in two minutes earlier in the day. It only took a few more minutes for some of the lucky winners to put up their free tickets for sale on Craigslist. "We will meet in a public place and will have a police escort with me so leave the scams at home," one wary winner from King of Prussia wrote on Craigslist.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A JURY YESTERDAY convicted a man accused of terrorizing four robbery victims over a two-week period in June 2013 - and killing one of them - of first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses. Three of the robbery victims were lured by Craigslist ads. Defendant Thomas Coffee, 25, of Willow Grove, was then sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Glenn Bronson to a mandatory term of life in prison plus a consecutive 50 to 100 years in prison. Coffee did not react to the verdicts until the jury foreman said "guilty" on the first-degree murder charge for the June 21, 2013, shooting death in West Oak Lane of Daniel Cook, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Willow Grove man accused of using Craigslist ads to set up victims in armed robberies - including the fatal 2013 shooting of a South Jersey man who had gone to West Oak Lane to buy an all-terrain vehicle - was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. Thomas Coffee insisted he was innocent as Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B. Bronson immediately sentenced him to the mandatory life in prison without parole for the June 21, 2013, slaying of Daniel Cook, 27. "I understand everything that happened," said Coffee, 25, voice barely audible and on the verge of tears.
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August 5, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A JURY DELIBERATED for about two hours yesterday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a man accused of terrorizing and robbing four people over a two-week period in June 2013, and killing one of them. Three of the robbery victims - including Daniel Cook, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County, who was killed June 21, 2013 - had responded to Craigslist ads. Defendant Thomas Coffee, 25, of Willow Grove, testified last week that he had posted a Craigslist ad to sell a blue Yamaha Banshee all-terrain vehicle.
NEWS
August 5, 2015 | By Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury weighing the case of a man who allegedly used Craigslist to lure and shoot a South Jersey man will continue deliberations Tuesday. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for two hours Monday without reaching a verdict in the case against Thomas Coffee, 25, of Willow Grove, who allegedly listed a Yamaha Banshee all-terrain vehicle for sale as bait to rob Daniel R. Cook Jr., 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County. Cook was shot dead June 21, 2013, in a botched robbery around 11 p.m. in a West Oak Lane alley while his fiance and a friend waited in a car around the corner.
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia murder trial of Thomas Coffee - accused of using a Craigslist ad to lure a South Jersey man into an armed robbery - could go to the jury Monday after the defense completed its case and prosecutors presented rebuttal testimony Friday. Defense attorney Evan T.L. Hughes' witnesses included Coffee's sister, Shanise Palmer, who said Coffee was at home in Willow Grove around 11 p.m. on June 21, 2013 - the time when Daniel Cook, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County, was shot to death in West Oak Lane.
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August 1, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Accused Craigslist killer Thomas Coffee told a Philadelphia jury Thursday that he did not kill the South Jersey man who responded to his online ad to sell an all-terrain vehicle. The shots that killed Daniel Cook shortly after 11 p.m. on June 21, 2013, were fired, Coffee testified, by an off-road biking buddy of his. The friend, whom Coffee could identify only by the name "Stead," admitted to him that he killed Cook, Coffee said. Coffee, of Willow Grove, said he was only selling the Yamaha Banshee ATV for Stead.
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