Women steal $18,000 from senior citizen | Crime
Largo, Florida -- Pinellas County Detectives are asking for the public's assistance with identifying two suspects who scammed a senior citizen out of $18,000.
On Feb. 27, at the Walmart in the 1100 block of North Missouri Avenue in Largo, two women approached the victim in the parking lot. A conversation ensued about the two suspects' desire to obtain American citizenship. Both claimed they needed $60,000 for various documents in order to obtain citizenship and asked the victim for help.
Wanting to assist the suspects, the victim drove them to a nearby bank and withdrew $18,000 and gave it to the suspects.
According to reports, once the women had the victim's money, they fabricated a story and left the area.
Both suspects are described as Hispanic females, between 25 and 30 years old. One was seen wearing a multi-colored flowered blouse and blue jeans, and the other was wearing a black and white striped shirt and dark pants.
Anyone with information that may assist detectives in this investigation is asked to contact Detective David Kavanagh of the Economic Crimes Unit at 727-582-6200; or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.