Police: Suspect Who Tricked OKC Woman May Have Scammed Others

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 6:17 pm
By: Karl Torp

Police in OKC are now trying to figure out if they have a serial scammer on the loose.

Early this month, police say a woman swindled thousands from an elderly woman shopping at a Wal-Mart on West Reno. Police say the suspect said she worked for a bank and had just found a bag full of money.

The suspect convinced the victim to drive her to the bank where she said she worked so they could figure out what to do with the money. The victim's husband tells News 9 the suspect entered that bank, then came out and told the victim the money turned out to be cash earned from illegal gambling.

"Nobody could claim the money," said the victim's husband Neal about the story his wife was told.

The victim was told she could claim half the cash by paying a $7,000 processing fee.

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Shortly after the elderly victim handed over the money, the suspect took off. Now the victim and her husband are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest.

"Something good can come out of it," says Neal.

Meanwhile, police are trying to figure out if the same suspect swindled money from another elderly victim earlier this month.

They have two surveillance pictures they hope will generate some leads in the case. The first is from the bank involving the victim from the Wal-Mart parking lot from Nov. 8. The other picture is from another bank from a few days earlier.

If you know anything about the suspect, call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300.