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.


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