Police Seek Brooklyn Woman in Phone Scam

Monday, Nov 18, 2013  |  Updated 4:58 PM EDT
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Police Seek Brooklyn Woman in Phone Scam

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Police have released surveillance video of a woman in Brooklyn believed to be involved in phone scam that cost an elderly woman $1,500.

The 78-year-old victim wired the money to a check-cashing business in East New York when she got a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer, according to the NYPD. He told her that her grandson had been arrested and needed $1,500 in bail money.

The man asked the victim to wire the money using Western Union to David's Check Cashing at 581 Sutter Ave. 

The victim complied, and the money was picked up by the woman seen in the surveillance video, police said. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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