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2011_sideways_scams1.jpgA New York area man is facing two years in jail for orchestrating an elaborate online wine-purchasing scam. Using the site WineCommune.com, the criminal bought several high-end bottles and then sent the merchants bum checks. He also agreed to sell people good wine, but sent them the bottles of the cheap stuff. Overall, the guy stole $170,000 worth of booze. [NYDN]

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