NEW YORK (PIX11) – A man allegedly duped a grandmother out of $9,500 after posing as her grandson on the phone on Aug. 23, police said on Wednesday.
The woman, 78, was in her home when she received a call from a man pretending to be her grandson, according to the NYPD. The man told her he needed bail money and asked for more than $9,000, police said.
The grandmother complied and the suspect arranged to pick up the money by courier later that day, per the NYPD. A man showed up at the victim’s home to pick up the money in a white Toyota with New York license plate No. T753385C, authorities said.
There were no injuries, police said.
Police describe the suspect as a man believed to be in his mid-20s to mid-30s..
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