A Mohawk woman is facing charges for allegedly privately purchasing an Xbox with fake money.

New Hartford Police say on December 27th, 2016 23-year-old Emily Gilman responded to a Facebook post on the sale of an Xbox video game system. The victim in the case was convinced to hand over the game console to Gilman as she waited in her car.

Once in possession of the Xbox, Gilman threw what appeared to be paper money out of the driver's side window and sped away. When the victim picked up the money, they believed it to be fake and called police.

After an investigation Gilman was identified as the woman who took the Xbox and was arrested. She is facing felony charges for criminal possession of a forged instrument and a petit larceny charge. She was arraigned in the Town of New Hartford Court and released. She will appear in court again at a later date.


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