Security photo released of man suspected of scamming nonagenarian at Victoria seniors’ home

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.

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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.

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