Police Believe Wichita Man Was Scammed Out Of More Than $4,000

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wichita Police are investigating a possible scam, after a man lost over $4,000 dollars yesterday.

Wednesday, a 57-year-old man was leaving a post office at Kellogg and Webb when he was approached by two other men asking for directions to Douglas and Rock so they could find a place to stay. The man offered to give them a ride, and they requested to go to the Bank of America branch at 21st and Rock.

The suspects went inside, and soon came out with $10,000 in an envelope. They told the other man that U.S. banks couldn't be trusted with large amounts of money, specifically a $150,000 inheritance.

According to police, the 57-year-old then drove to his own bank at 21st and Webb, then pulled out $4,500 of his money to show the men that banks could be trusted. The suspects said they were donating the $10,000 to charity, so the man gave them his $4,500 and asked them to do the same.

The men then got into a gold four-door Toyota Camry with an Oregon tag bearing CG9322. Police say this was most likely a scam.

The suspects in the case are described as two black men with South African accents. The first was approximately 60 years old, about 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighed about 190 pounds and had black and gray hair. He was wearing a gray sport coat and slacks.

The second suspect was about 55 years old, around 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighed about 200 pounds. He was wearing a gray sport coat, black pants, a large diamond ring on his left hand along with a nice watch and he reportedly walked with a limp.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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