Man wanted for scamming elderly woman out of $9,400
Police are searching for a man they say scammed an 82-year-old woman out of thousands of dollars in Westbury.
Detectives tell News 12 the woman got call from someone she thought was her grandson, and they told her he was arrested in Pennsylvania and needed $9,400 for a lawyer.
The victim agreed to meet and gave the money to an unknown man who then took off.
This comes just days after a Port Jefferson Station family almost lost $15,000 to a similar scam.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.