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86-year-old woman scammed out of $10,000

The victim took the suspect and another person who was waiting in a nearby vehicle, to her home to secure the wallet in a safe. / Lowndes County Sheriff's Office


The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office needs your identifying a woman who is being sought in connection to the theft of money.

Sheriff's officials say that that the 86-year-old victim was shopping at a Norman Drive business and was approached in the parking lot by a female who identified herself as Julia.

The suspect told the victim that she found a wallet containing $150,000 and wanted help securing the money until the owner could be located.

The victim took the suspect and another person who was waiting in a nearby vehicle, to her home to secure the wallet in a safe.

Officials say that while at the residence, the suspect pretended to place the "money" into the safe but actually removed approximately $10,000 of the victim's money without the victim realizing what had taken place.

The suspect is a black female, possibly in her 40's.

Sheriff Prine is asking that anyone with information on this case, or any other case to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office at {229} 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.

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