Charleston deputies searching for woman in alleged elderly scam

Charleston deputies searching for woman in alleged elderly scam
Deputies are trying to identify a woman who they say took an elderly victim's money. (Source: Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office)
Deputies are trying to identify a woman who they say took an elderly victim's money. (Source: Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies released surveillance images of a woman they are searching for in connection to a scam targeting the elderly.

Deputies say they responded at approximately 2:28 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2017, where the victim said she had ridden with an unknown man and woman to the Savannah Highway South State Bank to get money for gas out of her bank account.

The victim said she did not know either person, but they had offered to give her a ride to the bank. She said the woman began saying she was the victim's daughter and when she and the victim entered the bank, they requested $6,000 in cash to repair a roof.

Deputies say the couple then drove the victim to the 6300 block of Savannah Highway where they told her to get out of the car and walk inside a business to retrieve an item. When she returned to the car, she said the couple had disappeared.

The couple allegedly told her they had found money and when she returned from the business with the item, they would give her some of the cash, deputies say.

Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to contact Charleston County Sheriff's Detective Dustin Turner at 843-554-2471 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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