Norfolk man accused of scamming online buyers in nine states
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 5:28 pm

NORFOLK -- St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Norfolk man, accusing him of scamming people in at least nine states over the internet.

Joshua L. Brothers, 23, is charged with one felony count of first-degree scheme to defraud and eight misdemeanor counts of petit larceny.

Deputies said Brothers sold traps on a Facebook page for trappers, received payment and never delivered merchandise.

They say he received cashier's checks and money orders totaling more than $1,000 from buyers in Arizona, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Nevada, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois and New York.

Deputies said they were assisted by local police departments throughout the country.

Brothers was arraigned in Norfolk Town Court before Justice Donald Lustyik and released under supervision of the county Probation Department, pending a future court appearance.