Troy police: Elderly couple lost thousands in scam

Police say couple sent money to different addresses after getting letter they had won sweepstakes

Headline Goes Here

TROY, Mich. - Troy police say an elderly couple has lost more than $10,000 in a scam.

Police said the unnamed couple got a letter telling them they had won $5.5 million in a sweepstakes and needed to send money to various addresses for service and import fees.

The couple sent the money to unnamed sources before their daughter realized what was happening and stopped them.

Local 4's Sandra Ali is working the story and will have more tonight on Local 4 News at 5 p.m.

Copyright 2012 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.