A Summerville resident fell victim to a scam this past week, according to reports from the Summerville Police Department.
Police were called after local resident Jackie Hamilton reported a check that he took for a transaction turned out to be fraudulent.
Hamilton told police that he contacted by a woman in Powder Springs, Georgia about a piano that he had for sale. The out-of-town woman sent a check to Hamilton for the piano, which he deposited into his account at Regions Bank. Hamilton told police that after he purchased money orders and paid for shipping for the piano, Regions Bank contacted him and told him that the checks he had deposited for the piano and delivery were no good.
Hamilton told police that he lost $1,490 in the phony transaction.
The incident is under investigation by the Summerville Police Department.