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