Deputies: Cortland woman in custody after Facebook Marketplace scheme in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office says a 25-year-old faces a number of charges following a Facebook Marketplace scheme, and that there could be additional victims.

Deputies say on April 29 around 3:15 p.m. they arrested Carol A. Ziglar, 25, of Cortland on an arrest warrant related a scheme to defraud.

Altogether she faces a charge of scheme to defraud and seven counts of petit larceny.

It’s alleged that Ziglar placed advertisements on Facebook Marketplace in an attempt to sell property.




The unsuspecting victims then sent Ziglar money electronically and she refused to send the property originally for sale. It is alleged that the crimes occurred between December 2020 and February 2021 when Ziglar lived in Tyre.

It’s further alleged that Ziglar stole money from seven different victims in excess of $1,000.

Ziglar was placed in custody by the Cortland Police Department where she was then turned over to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. She was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility.

The case remains under investigation and Sheriff’s Investigators believe that there are more victims in relation to this scheme.

If you have any information or believe that you are a victim in relation to this investigation, please contact Lt. Tim Thompson at (315) 220-3449.

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