WESTLAKE, Ohio — An 83-year-old grandmother was scammed out of 1000’s after she gave cash to a pretend lawyer who stated her grandson was in authorized hassle after a site visitors accident on Route eight, in accordance with Westlake police.
On Wednesday, police obtained a report that an 83-year-old girl had been scammed out of a big sum of money.
The girl informed police she obtained a name the day earlier than from somebody posing as her grandson, saying he was at fault in a foul site visitors accident and want authorized assist.
A second man got here on the cellphone, figuring out himself as her grandson’s public defender, stated her grandson wanted 1000’s of dollars to pay court docket prices.
The duo talked the girl into going to the financial institution and withdrawing money. The particular quantity was not given within the report.
When she refused to drive to Cleveland to satisfy outdoors the bail bonds workplace, the person who falsely recognized himself because the lawyer stated that “as luck would have it, they’d a courier within the space who may decide up the funds.”
The callers informed the girl she couldn’t inform anybody in regards to the bond cost as a result of there was a gag order on the case and he or she may get in hassle.
The girl stated a person driving a 10-foot U-Haul truck arrived at her house. She informed police the person was “very well mannered” as he collected the money and drove away.
She later noticed the story in regards to the crash, reached out to her grandson, who informed her he wasn’t concerned, police stated.
Investigators are taking a look at video from the world and discussing the case with different native police departments who reported comparable crimes.