Police said one of the men told the victim that his (the man’s) family had been
involved in a hit-and-run crash and he needed money for medical
expenses. He claimed he had been given jewelry to offset the medical
expenses and he needed to sell it.
As he spoke with the woman, a second man approached them and told them
he knew someone who would buy the jewelry for $12,000. The two men then
convinced the woman to give them $6,000 in cash with the promise they
would return the money later that evening. They were trying to trick her to believe that the jewelry (as a collateral) is worth more than the $6,000 cash that she is lending.
The victim, who did not want to be identified, said she drove the men
to her own home, trusting that they would return the money later that
evening.”I feel bad and I am scared because they came inside to my home,” the victim said. The
men never returned and the victim said she’s hoping police track down
the two men and prevent them from taking anyone else’s hard-earned cash.