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Scam Interrupted by Police

KSAL Staff - June 15, 2016 11:09 am

Salina Police intercept a woman on her way to send $5,000 to a scam artist who had already cheated her out of $15,000.

Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that police were contacted by a family member of a woman in her 50’s who had been convinced by a scammer that she had done something criminally wrong.

The caller told the woman that he was an FBI agent and she would need to make payments to him – or police who were watching, would take her to jail.

Over the course of two days, the victim sent $15,205 to the scammer via 16 different wire transactions, and was on the way to wire another $5,000 payment when Salina Police officers contacted her.

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Larry Elmquist

June 16, 2016 at 9:08 pm

I’m pleased that the Salina police were able to assist this person from throwing good money after bad. She represents a large body of our citizens that, among other things, caused lawnmower manufacturers to install “dead man” controls.

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