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Senior Citizens Scammed
Springdale, Ohio (Adam Clements)
Scott Denny says his father Dennis thought he was helping out a stranger, when a man approached him in the Lowes parking lot on East Kemper Avenue Thursday morning, asking for a ride.
"So he gave him a ride, which he shouldn't have done. They got to McDonalds, then somehow it led to something else. The guy started pulling money out of his pocket, wads of hundreds out of his socks and out of his pants. Then somehow he needed to get to chase bank."
Once again, Dennis lent a hand. The two men got to the Chase Bank on Princeton pike. Things got even stranger there.
"A friend of his came up to the vehicle. He sent him into the bank. He came back with a bunch more money in a big suitcase., said Scott.
Dennis told police the two men convinced him to withdraw eight hundred dollars, saying they needed it so the bank would release their money.
In return, they promised the seventy two year old a large sum of cash.
Scott says his father went along with it.
"He gave it to them and they took it to make a transfer. They had to make a transfer and they would be right back, and they never came right back.
Sgt. Michael Shulz says if you think you find yourself in a situation like this, call the police.
"Well it kind of falls back on the whole thing - if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.