Police search for suspect who scammed an elderly woman

Scam Alert

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are investigating a scam involving an elderly woman on Sunday, December 29.

They say the 90-year-old woman, of Decatur, was conned out of a sum of cash described as “very substantial.”

The woman’s financial adviser contacted her attorney who then informed police.

“The suspects convinced the victim that she had won a prize and needed to pay taxes on it,” Earles said.

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