Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lottery scammers sought by police

This particular scam reportedly involved two suspects claiming to have a winning lottery ticket in the amount of $500,000. The suspects approached the victim in the Wal-Mart Store located Buford Drive in Gwinnett County.

Investigators said the two suspects asked the victim for assistance in cashing a winning lottery ticket. The suspects convinced the victim they would need $3,000 in earnest money for assurance she would not deprive them of the winning ticket.

The suspects claimed that they were unable to cash the lottery ticket themselves as they were not legal citizens. The victim went to a nearby bank and withdrew the requested money. While riding within the victim's car, the suspects took the money from the victim.

Police said one of the suspects then feigned illness and convinced the victim to take them to a nearby pharmacy. When the victim entered the pharmacy, the two suspects fled with the victim's money.
Gwinnett Police Seek Lottery Scammers
MyFox Atlanta

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