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Adams County DA: Con Artist Scammed At Least 30 Victims Out Of $300K

Michael Hertz.
Michael Hertz. Photo Credit: Adams County District Attorney's Office

A 27-year-old man of Hanover accused of stealing more than $300,000 from victims primarily in Adams County was arrested Friday, Adams County District Attorney on Monday.

Michael Hertz's arrest comes after an investigation by the Conewago Township police after multiple men in Adams County say they received bad checks for items and they were scammed into purchases they never received from Hertz, according to the DA.

Some of the allegations are:

  • A $7500 check received from Hertz that was denied by a bank
  • A man never received $45,000 in electronics he purchased from Hertz
  • Hertz obtained a man’s Venmo password after he said he needed to help a friend; 54 total transactions were subsequently sent by Hertz, many of them with a note attached saying “Mike” or “From Mike.”
  • He claimed he was a day trader and convinced people to invest with him

More than 30 people made statement or filed complaints of people scammed by Hertz. The total amount of claims Hertz allegedly scammed people out of is $308,494.87.

If you believe you were scammed by Hertz, you are asked to contact the Conewago Township Police Department.

Hertz is residing in Adams County Adult Correctional Complex on $100,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for April 28.

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