Police release pictures of woman they want to speak to after Arley pensioner was conned out of her life savings - The Coventry Observer

8th Aug, 2022

Police release pictures of woman they want to speak to after Arley pensioner was conned out of her life savings

OFFICERS investigating a telephone scam have released CCTV images of a woman they want to speak to.

It took place in April last year in Arley when a woman in her 70s was called by a man claiming to be a police officer.

The woman was told £700 had been taken from her account and she needed to withdraw the rest of her cash to keep it safe.

The victim went to her bank and withdrew a significant amount of cash. When she returned home, she read out the serial numbers on the cash and was told by the caller that the notes were counterfeit and required collecting.

A courier then went to the woman’s home and collected the money.

A 21-year-old man from Coventry was arrested at the time on suspicion of fraud by false representation. He was questioned and currently remains released under investigation.

Warwickshire Police believe the woman (pictured) could have vital information in connection with the case.

Anyone who recognises her should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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