Baden-Württemberg: Senior exposed con artists: custody

Wertheim (dpa / lsw) - A senior citizen from Wertheim (Main-Tauber-Kreis) was not fooled by a con artist and arranged for his arrest.

Baden-Württemberg: Senior exposed con artists: custody

Wertheim (dpa / lsw) - A senior citizen from Wertheim (Main-Tauber-Kreis) was not fooled by a con artist and arranged for his arrest. As the police and prosecutors announced on Tuesday, a caller to the 62-year-old had posed as a prosecutor and claimed that she had to pay bail because her daughter-in-law caused a fatal accident. Instead of falling for the scam, the woman called the police to the agreed meeting point to collect the money. Police officers arrested the 24-year-old money collector. He was taken into custody. This is the third arrest of a so-called pick-up person after an attempted telephone fraud by the police in the Main-Tauber district within two weeks. A spokesman for the public prosecutor's office said on Tuesday that there are no indications of the same people behind the crime.

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