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Elderly Claremonter falls for common phone scam

On Friday, February 17 an elderly Claremonter fell victim to a common scam involving a thief pretending to be his grandson. The thief, posing as the grandson, called the victim and relayed he was in jail and needed $7,800 to pay for bail and other fees. The thief suggested the victim pay for the bail using Walmart gift cards, the serial numbers of which were read aloud to the thieves so they can get the cash. The investigation is ongoing.

See the remainder of our police blotter coverage on Friday.

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