St. Charles woman scammed out of more than $5K
ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles woman recently was scammed out of $5,273 in what police refer to as “The Grandparent Scam,” according to a St. Charles Police Department news release.
Police responded to the woman’s home in the 600 block of Ohio Avenue at 4:15 p.m. Monday to learn she had gotten a telephone call from someone claiming to be her grandson who lived out of state.
The caller reportedly told her he had been in a car crash in Lima, Peru, and was in jail charged with driving under the influence.
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