Elderly Palm Springs woman falls victim to lottery scam; suspects caught on surveillance video

Woman scammed out of $30,000

Palm Springs, Fla. - A 73 year old Palm Springs woman fell victim to a lottery scam this week.  Detectives said she's out $30,000 and the suspects are still on the loose.

Detectives with the village of Palm Springs Police Department said the elderly woman was walking out of the Goodwill Store in West Palm Beach when she was stopped by the two suspects.

Detectives say the male suspect told the woman he won the lottery, but was an illegal alien so he needed her help and money to cash in on the ticket. 

The suspect and a female driver then took the woman to a local restaurant where they convinced her the fake lottery ticket was real. The victim then drove with the two accomplices to her home where she gave them $15,000 in cash and then to her bank, where she withdrew another $15,000.

The suspects then took off. If you recognize the suspects, call the Village of Palm Springs Police Department.


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