Police: Endwell “Grandparent Scam” Suspect Showed Up to Collect
Investigators are trying to track down a man who stole a "significant" amount of money from an Endwell woman using the so-called "Grandparent Scam."
According to New York State Police, the resident received a phone call on November 17 from a person who claimed to be her grandson. The man claimed he was being held in a New York City-area jail.
The caller told the woman that he needed bail money and he advised her not to tell anyone.
Another person purporting to be the grandson’s lawyer later contacted the woman and advised her he would stop by her home to collect the cash.
A few hours later, a man showed up at the residence to pick up the "bail money."
State police say the suspect was driving a dark-colored two-door Jeep Wrangler. Investigators released a video image of the vehicle he was operating.
People with information about the vehicle or a possible suspect may contact investigators at (607)775-1241.
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