NYPD bogus: Fake cop scams seniors out of more than $400,000


A heartless thief posing as a cop has been preying on elderly women for more than two years, stealing their savings after convincing them he is investigating a banking case, police said Thursday.

Cops are hunting the scammer, who has targeted 23 women and one man, all between the ages of 77 and 98, since June 2011. He has stolen a total of $428,760 from the 18 seniors who fell for his con, including $102,000 from an 84-year-old Brooklyn woman in June.  

Most of the incidents have taken place in Manhattan, with three in Queens, two in Brooklyn and two in the Bronx.

In each case, the con artist calls the senior citizens, and tells them he is a police officer investigating their bank holdings and needs money from their accounts “to assist in the investigation,” police said.

He then arranges to meet them and they hand over the dough.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


3 thoughts on “NYPD bogus: Fake cop scams seniors out of more than $400,000

    1. Them older women probobly had dementia real bad NC, and this low life just sat around on the city bench or where ever and stalked his victims. This is one low lifed theif doing this. I do not think that they would like this type in prison even.

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