PASADENA (CBS) — Two suspects are behind bars Tuesday for allegedly attempting to swindle a 93-year-old woman in Pasadena.
The woman was approached by the suspects at a gas station who convinced her that she had minor problems with her vehicle.
They gained her trust and followed her to her home where she gave them $1,200 for “future” vehicle repairs.
The suspects, whose names were not released, then made two additional phone calls to the woman making arrangements to come by her home for money totaling $2,600.
The victim became suspicious after paying a third advance and called a relative.
The woman’s relative called Pasadena police.
The suspects were identified and arrested and the full amount of the money swindled from the victim was returned to her. A police officer accompanied the woman to the bank where the funds were redeposited.
Criminal charges are pending.
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