The Huntington News reports a middle-aged Northeastern student became friends with a more typically aged Huskie - and convinced the kid to lend him "several thousand dollars," allegedly to claim an overseas inheritance or lottery winnings. After stalling the younger student for several weeks over repayment:
One day, the man told him that he received the money and convinced the student to put the entirety of it, in the form of a check, in his bank account and take out what was owed. The bank later called the student to tell him the check did not go through and that he owed $40,000. NUPD is currently investigating the whereabouts of the older student.