Elderly Georgetown woman allegedly sc...

Elderly Georgetown woman allegedly scammed out of thousands

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North Bay, Canada

#1 Mar 5, 2013

An elderly Georgetown woman was scammed out of thousands of dollars after a man posing as a bank employee allegedly convinced her money was missing from her account.

According to Halton police, the 88-year-old received a call last week from a man saying $4,400 had been withdrawn from her account and the institution thought a bank teller was responsible.

She was then allegedly asked to withdraw the same amount from her account in an effort to catch the teller in the act.

After she did this, the man allegedly called her again and asked her to meet him in a parking lot on Guelph St. He told her his name was Mr. Price, and when they met, he allegedly took the money and told her an arrest would be made.

The victim returned home and cross-checked her bank book to find out the only money withdrawn was from her transaction.

The suspect is described as white, around 60, short, with a slim build.

Halton police would like to remind people that bank employees never contact clients in this manner or ask for clientsÂ’ assistance in an investigation.

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