Lackawanna man facing cell phone, credit scam charges

Posted at 8:09 AM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 08:09:28-04

Hamburg police have arrested a man from Lackawanna, accusing him of running a cell phone and credit card scheme.

Police say they arrested Bena Albaneh after he lured people into buying cell phones and opening retail store credit card accounts with them.  

They say Albaneh told the victims he'd take over the accounts.

Hamburg police worked with state police to arrest Albaneh.

Albaneh was arrested back in November in connection to the same kind of scheme.  

Police believe there could be more victims.  If you believe you have fallen victim to this type of scam, call Hamburg police.