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Man conned woman out of rental money, police say: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 5/27/19
State Police have charged an Elizabethtown man with allegedly scamming a woman and her two children out of $1,600. The woman April 3 paid Dillon Scott Schaffner, 26, of the 2000 block of South …

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Man conned woman out of rental money, police say: Police and Courts Roundup

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State Police have charged an Elizabethtown man with allegedly scamming a woman and her two children out of $1,600.

The woman April 3 paid Dillon Scott Schaffner, 26, of the 2000 block of South Market Street, $1,600 in rent and security deposit for Schaffner to provide she and her children with a rental property in the 2300 block of Turnpike Road in Elizabethtown, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

The woman and her children were to move into the property by May 1, but Schaffner had not followed through with the arrangement or returned the money, police said.

State Police on May 21 filed charges against Schaffner through Judy of theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception. Schaffner’s preliminary hearing is set for July 1.

DUI in Londonderry Township

A Harrisburg man was charged with DUI after State Police pulled him over for driving with expired inspection and emission placards near Toll House Road and East Harrisburg Pike in Londonderry Township at about 4 p.m. May 16.

Police noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the silver Mazda being driven by Robert Eugene Hendrix, 39, of the 700 block of South 24th Street, according to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Hendrix could not provide  identification or paperwork, police said. He told police he had smoked marijuana about 30 minutes before being stopped, and showed signs of being impaired during field sobriety tests.

Hendrix was charged with DUI, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving while under suspension, driving without required financial responsibility, driving without valid inspection, and prohibition on expenditures for emission inspection.

His preliminary hearing is set for July 24.