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Men posing as charity worker, detective scam elderly woman in Brooklyn: cops

Men posing as charity worker, detective scam elderly woman in Brooklyn: cops

A man posing as both a charity worker and a detective duped a Brooklyn woman out of close to $4,500, cops said Thursday.

The 78-year-old woman was heading to a doctor’s appointment when she was approached by a dapperly dressed man as she waited for the bus near Lenox Road and Bedford Avenue in Kensington around 12:35 p.m. Jan. 22, police said.

The man asked if she would donate money to a church charity, and after she agreed, he accompanied her home — where she handed him $3,300 in cash, cops said.

He then dropped off the woman at her doctor’s appointment in Sheepshead Bay, according to police.

Cops believe he struck again with an accomplice, when they called the same septuagenarian posing as detectives five days later, around 11:45 a.m. Jan. 27.

The man on the phone told her he needed to pick up money from her apartment as evidence, cops said. When one of the men came to get the money, she handed him about $1,200, police said.

Police are looking for the two men — one was last seen wearing a black double-breasted coat, a black cap, khakis and loafers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Source : Olivia Bensimon Link