A scam artist has taken a 92-year-old woman for $2,000, Victoria police said today.
In a variation of a familiar ruse, a man approached the senior at a local care facility and was able to convince her that he was her “long-lost” nephew. He told her he needed money to pay a bill and accompanied her to the bank, where she withdrew cash and gave it to them.
Police know of at least two other attempted cons involving seniors within the past two weeks.
Images of a suspect have been found in security video from the care facility. He is described as being in his 50s, about five-foot-six and having a thin build. As well, he is missing some front teeth and has a ruddy complexion.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Victoria police department’s detective tip line at 250-995-7444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.