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Posted on: June 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Woman Jailed for Craigslist Scam that Lured Man to Baseball Bat Beating

Amber Consylman

An Elizabethtown woman is headed to state prison for posting a phony Craigslist ad to set-up a man for a baseball bat beating and robbery.

Amber Consylman, 22, will serve 3 to 8 years in state prison for her role in the Nov. 5, 2013, ruse at Movi-e-Town on North Hanover Street in Elizabethtown.

The victim thought he was buying a television for $200 when he arrived at the movie theater. Instead, Consylman lured him to the rear of the theater, where he was beaten with a baseball bat by Consylman’s boyfriend.

The victim sustained a fractured skull, broken hand, and other injuries.

Consylman pleaded guilty Monday in Lancaster County Court to felony counts of robbery, conspiracy, and aggravated assault in exchange for the sentence.

Assistant District Christopher Lechner said the crime was fueled by heroin addiction. Lechner stressed that drug abuse does not only affect the user, but in this case, led to a man being severely beaten.

County Judge Merrill Spahn accepted the plea agreement.

Zachary Moore, the man with the bat, pleaded guilty last year to his role and is serving 4 to 10 years in state prison.

Elizabethtown police determined:

Consylman posted the Craigslist ad, including a photo of her television, which wasn’t for sale.

She met the victim at the theater, lured him to a vehicle behind the building, where he was attacked.

The victim fled to his car, but didn’t have his keys. The robbers had taken them.

The victim was treated at a local hospital.

Consylman and Moore stole items from the victim’s car, including a Nikon camera, which was pawned, and a car stereo. They stole $200 cash during the robbery.

Police received information from acquaintances about who was involved in the robbery-assault.

Elizabethtown police Detective Shane Deardorff filed charges.

On Tuesday, Consylman also pleaded guilty to DUI regarding a Nov. 27, 2013, crash on Mill Road in Elizabethtown.

The 3 day-to-6-month sentence in that case will run concurrent to the state prison term.

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