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FOREST CO., Pennsylvania (EYT) – The Marienville-based State Police responded to the following calls:

Police investigate stolen street signs in Barnett Township

Police have released details of the theft of street signs in Barnett Township, Forest County.

According to Marienville-based State Police, it has been determined that one or more unknown actors removed/stole three road signs in Barnett Township between Saturday July 2 and Monday July 11.

The panels are valued at approximately $100.00 each.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact PSP Marienville at 814-927-5253.

Fraud in Tionesta

PSP Marienville received a report of theft by deception on Tuesday, July 12 at approximately 6:01 p.m. in Tionesta Township, Forest County.

Police say a 59-year-old woman known to Tionesta was coerced over the phone into sending two $500.00 prepaid Apple gift cards to an unknown person.

The investigation is ongoing.

Theft by Deception in Eldred Township

Police have released information about a deception robbery in Eldred Township, Jefferson County.

According to Marienville-based State Police, the incident occurred on Wednesday, June 1, when one or more unknown actors gained access to a known victim’s bank account through various online gaming apps.

Police say the victim, a 17-year-old man from Sigel, was defrauded of $215.19.

The investigation is ongoing.

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