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Bayside woman scammed out of $10K – QNS.com

Bayside woman scammed out of $10K

Police are searching for this woman in connection with a grand larceny in Bayside.
Courtesy NYPD
By Mark Hallum

BAYSIDE— The police reported that two women tricked a 90-year-old Bayside woman out of $10,000 Aug. 26 in what law enforcement is calling a found-wallet-scam in Bayside.

The elderly woman was coming home from grocery shopping at about noon and was approached by the suspects near the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 35th Avenue.

The female duo produced a wallet and asked the victim if it was hers. According to police, the suspects then drove the woman home, went inside her home and discovered $10,000 in cash kept in an envelope. The suspects fled the premises with the envelope and its contents.

Police said there were injuries in the incident.

Surveillance footage captured one of the suspects walking in front of a commercial establishment located at 199-05 32nd Ave. and police were asking for any information about the two alleged scammers.

Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at mhallum@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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