Elderly victim scammed in Meijer parking lot

Woman who claims to find bags of money scams victim out of $7,000

Published On: Feb 21 2013 04:15:25 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 21 2013 06:53:22 PM EST
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

Police are searching for the woman who scammed an elderly victim out of money in the parking lot of a Meijer on Hall Road.  

The victim told police a woman approached her and claimed to have found two bank bags.

The woman asked the victim to be a witness while she contacted the owner. 

The suspect made a phone call and spoke with a man who said he owned of the bags.

The woman told the victim there was a large amount of money in the bags, and the owner wanted to give them a reward for finding it.

The owner requested they pay $7,000 in taxes for the money. The victim drove the woman to her bank and the suspect fled with the money after it was withdrawn.

Any one with information that may help identifying the suspect is asked to call Shelby Township police at 586-731-2121 extension 311.

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