Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Harrison arrests 5 in $308K 'Grandparents scam'

Five people are accused of conning a 92-year-old woman out of more than $300,000 in a scam that targeted seniors, investigators said. "The fact of the matter is that these people were very persuasive," Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini said Tuesday in announcing the arrests, which took place last week in Texas. Investigators said the victim received a call in September from a man who identified himself as a police sergeant and told her that her grandson had been jailed. He said the grandson would be released after she deposited money into various bank accounts. The woman placed a total of about $308,000 in two separate accounts.