Oklahoma City police seeking female con artist who preys on seniors
BY JULIANA KEEPING NewsOK.com
Thursday, November 08, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - A female con artist who talked her way into an 88-year-old's home under the guise of helping put away groceries robbed the woman, Oklahoma City police said Thursday.
Police are looking for a woman they believe to have preyed on at least two seniors, and possibly more, Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.
The victim in the first incident told police she had been shopping at Crest, 4502 NW 23, when a young black female approached her and asked if she remembered her from church. The young woman followed her through the store and helped her with her groceries before following her home. When the woman insisted she didn't need help, the young woman left. The victim realized her wallet was gone; her bank card was used later that day at an Oklahoma City convenience store. That incident occurred on July 18.
The woman described the thief as about 5-foot-6 with a very thin build and stringy hair.
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Police believe this woman has preyed on at least two elderly victims in Oklahoma City who reported cash or a wallet stolen in separate incidents in northwest Oklahoma City. Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the woman.