Woman Becomes Victim of Money Scam
A woman handed a stranger her money Wednesday after thinking she would gain some cash from a lost wallet.
Around 2:30 p.m., the 28-year-old woman was walking out of Home Depot (215 S.W. Depot Drive) when an unidentified woman approached her. The stranger said she and an unidentified man had found a wallet with $38,000 in it, according to the Lake City Police Department release.
The unidentified man told the victim that he would split the money three ways. He also said he didn't want to share the money with someone who would waste it, so he wanted to see if she had any cash on her, according to the release.
The victim told the unidentified man that she had money in her bank account and withdrew cash, which she handed to the unidentified man.
The man told the victim that the manager at Walgreens on U.S. 90 West was his boss, and he knew how to handle large amounts of money. He said the boss needed to talk to her.
While the victim was inside Walgreens looking for the manager, the suspects left with the victim's money. The investigation is ongoing.
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