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Scammer targets Idaho restaurants with unpaid pizza orders

July 26, 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Idaho restaurants say they have been scammed out of hundreds of dollars by someone ordering dozens of pizza over the phone but failing to pick them up.

The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday that the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the orders linked the same phone number as possible theft of services.

Flame & Cork owner Connie Young says a man placed a $375 to-go order at the Hayden pizzeria last Saturday.

She says she contacted the man after he didn’t show up, and he responded, “You’ve been dunked.”

Radicci Italian Bistro owner Daniel Morey says his Hayden restaurant was scammed out of $443 from a 25-pizza order last Saturday.

Coeur d’Alene police say they have received two complaints from restaurants of similar scam calls.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com