Police Warn Of Scammer Hitting People In Store Parking Lots

Lexington authorities need your help finding a woman, who they say, scammed another out of more than $900 dollars. It was all caught on tape and police say, this may not be the only time it's happened.

A woman scams another out of close to $1,000. Here's how police say she did it. The victim, who police say is an elderly woman, was shopping at the Hamburg Meyers when a woman walked up to her and showed her a bag full of cash, or so the victim thought. "It was a large sum of money. It could have been some real money on top and below be some fake money on top and below be some fake money to make it look more than it is."

Whatever the case, police say the elderly woman bought the story, when she was told by the suspect that someone had dropped the bag of cash in the parking lot and ran off. The woman told the victim she'd split the money with her, if she'd drive her to her job at Circuit City so she could check with her boss and make sure it's okay. "What she does is, goes into the Circuit City, comes back out a few seconds later and says my manager told me we can split some of the money with you but we need to go to the bank and get $900 out for a processing fee for us to keep this money and we can split it with you" says Lexington Police.

That brings us to the surveillance video. The suspect is seem leading the victim into her bank at the Bryan Station Kroger. What you can't see is the victim taking out $900 dollars. She gives the money to the suspect, takes her back to Circuit City, and never sees her or the $900 dollars again.

If you have any information about who this suspect may be call Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020, you may get up to one thousand dollars.

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  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Dec 13, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    Basic human greed comes back and bites you in the (edited) every time.
  • by A Location: L on Dec 13, 2008 at 03:37 AM
    It seems shes targeting people that arent very honets to begin with. What kid hasnt heard from some one or even a movie. "If you find something valuable laying on the ground turn it in to the police." Seems karma can pay off instantly some times.
  • by citizen Location: lexington on Dec 12, 2008 at 06:47 PM
    I hope they find the criminal and put her away for life.
  • by Joey Location: Lex on Dec 12, 2008 at 05:19 PM
    Who the heck is that stupid? A processing fee to split money that supposedly was found? Serves them right for being greedy!


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