On October 13, 2020 around 6:00 PM, the Lower Allen Township Police Department was dispatched to call a resident in reference to a fraud. The victim was shopping on Reddit hardware swap for a computer part. He found the part he wanted for $980 from user "muglez" and ordered the part. The seller had him pay for the part through Zelle on Ayanna Newman's account. The victim paid $980 through his PNC bank account to Newman's Zelle account for the computer part. The seller told him the payment never went through so he paid two installments of $490 each on October 10th through his PNC bank account to Newman's Zelle account.
The victim never received his part and found out from his bank that all three transactions went through. He also found out on Reddit that "muglez" is on the list of known scammers.
An officer contacted Newman and she knew about this incident. She said she allowed "Tashon" to use her Zelle account to do the transactions then allowed him use her debit card to take the money out of her bank account. She has failed to make good on what was taken from the victim. Charges have been filed and warrant has been issued for her arrest.