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6/30/03

Lubbock Police Search For Con Artist

Police say on June 25th an 83-year-old woman fell victim to a scam. It cost her more than $35,000 in cash and jewelry. The con started, in the parking lot of United Market Street on 50th Street. That's where police say a woman, posing as a courier for PNB Financial, asked the victim for directions. She convinced the 83-year-old to drive her to PNB on University and 50th Street. The woman went in the bank with a black bag and returned with the same bag. She told the woman, the money in the bag was unclaimed, so they could split the money.

Before, splitting the money, they needed to put up a bond. The victim gave the woman two of her rings and $7,522 in cash. The woman agreed to meet the 83-year-old later to get the money, but she never returned.

The suspect is described as a black woman, about five feet , four inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with shoulder length black hair. If you have any information, police ask that call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

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