Hempfield woman scammed out of $4,000
An 82-year-old Hempfield woman told police she received a call Jan. 30 from a man claiming her grandson had been arrested and jailed.
She said she was told she needed to wire $4,000 for his release. She wired the money to an unknown location in Lima, Peru, police said.
She then learned that her grandson was not in prison and that she had fallen victim to a scam, police said.
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