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74-year-old man gives $28K to fake charity

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -

Daytona Beach police are searching for the scammers they say convinced a 74-year-old man to give him $28,000 for a charity.

Police said the victim was approached by two men on Wednesday in a store on Nova Road where they pretended not to know each other and asked the victim for $80,000 to give to a charity. The men convinced the victim to drive them to the Bank of America on International Speedway Boulevard so one of the men playing along with the scam could "withdraw money" to give to the charity, according to the report.

The victim then drove the two men to his home, where he took out $28,000 from his safe and gave it to the man. Police said the victim was supposed to received $10,000 in addition to his $28,000 back for his donation. Instead, the victim got a bag filled with rolled-up newspaper and didn't notice it until after he dropped off the suspects on the 1000 block of Mason Avenue.


by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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Jerichos_Mommy
by on Jun. 15, 2012 at 11:21 PM

That is terrible I hope they catch them.

Bob192
by on Jun. 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I hope they find them.

slw123
by on Jun. 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

 Shame on those criminals!  It makes me so sad that people prey on the elderly like this.

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