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Deputies say the men offered these fake bills for the car before fleeing. Courtesy Wagoner County Sheriff's Office

Wagoner County deputies are seeking the public's help in finding two car thieves and a stolen car after a botched Craigslist deal in Okay on Monday.

Deputies said the victim and her boyfriend met the two men at a Dollar General after they showed interest in a Craigslist ad for her car. 

They test-drove the car and agreed to purchase it, but asked for the key before handing the victim's boyfriend $1,700 in fake cash, according to a news release. 

The boyfriend "immediately" recognized the money as fake and questioned the thieves, but they fled with the victim's car, a yellow 2006 Chevy Cobalt. The second man drove off in a gold older-model Chevy Tahoe with black rims. 

They were last seen driving south on Oklahoma 16 toward Muskogee. 

The man that took the Cobalt is described as a black man, 5-foot-11 and 170-pounds with black hair wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and a gold chain. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office at 918-485-3124. 

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Kelsy graduated with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University in 2018 and moved to Colorado to cover breaking news before The World called her home in 2019. Follow her on Twitter for real-time reports. Phone: (918) 581-8455

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