OKC Police Release New Photos Of Suspects In Parking Lot Scam


Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 9:39 am
By: News 9


Police have released new surveillance photos they hope will lead to the capture of two men who've scammed thousands of dollars from elderly victims in Oklahoma City.

Police say the men approach victims in parking lots and show them a large wad of cash. The scammers claim they need help donating the money to an American charity. They then convince the victims they need to be able to trust them with the cash. So, as a sign of good faith, they ask the victims to withdraw money from their own bank accounts.

That's when the crooks grab all the cash and take off.

10/8/2013 Related Story: OKC Police Warn Elderly To Watch Out For Parking-Lot Scam

Don, an 83-year-old disabled veteran, was a victim of the scam. He's on a fixed income, and says he's embarrassed he lost $10,000 to the smooth-talking crooks.

"You just can't hardly believe it, but they're out there," said Don. "These crooks are out there. There's nothing I can do. I've lost it, it's gone. So I just as well go on and do the best I can."

10/8/2013 Related Story: OKC Police Warn Of Scam Artists Targeting Elderly

Police say there are two suspects. Both are black males with African accents. The men are driving a white van.

Police just released new photos of one of the suspects and his vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this case should call Crime Stoppers at 405/235-7300. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.