Brooklyn woman conned out of $9K after fake arrest claim

A man conned a Brooklyn woman out of $9,500 after claiming to be a friend she knew who needed bail money after being arrested.

A man conned a Brooklyn woman out of $9,500 after claiming to be a friend she knew who needed bail money after being arrested. (2/17/17)

BROOKLYN - A man conned a Brooklyn woman out of $9,500 after claiming a friend she knew needed bail money. 

The incident happened on Oct. 21, when police say a 66-year-old woman received a phone call at her Clinton Avenue home. 

Police say the man on the other line told her a close friend had been arrested and needed bail money.

After the woman agreed to help, police say a man driving a green sedan came to her home and collected $9,500 before leaving.

Police say the woman became suspicious, however, when the man called back asking for more money. 

The 66-year-old eventually called the friend who she believed had been arrested only to learn that he never was. 

Police have released a sketch of the suspect. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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