Nassau County police are searching for an unknown male suspect who scammed and stole $45,000 from an elderly Oceanside woman.
According to a report by the Nassau County Police Department, the person stole money from an 81-year-old Oceanside woman on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.
According to the report, the man called the female victim and said that her son was arrested for being involved in a car accident, which he claimed caused injuries. The man said her son required $7,500 in bail money to be released. The victim made the cash transaction to the unidentified man at her Oceanside residence, according to detectives.
After the first transaction, the unknown caller told the victim that an additional $7,500 was needed because the bail was raised. He claimed a pregnant woman was injured in the accident and lost her child. The victim again paid the man at her residence.
The unknown man then contacted the victim a third time. He explained that $30,000 would cover medical costs and would expunge her son’s criminal record if paid in cash. He met the victim and collected the payment.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark-colored, four-door Honda. Detectives request anyone with information regarding the crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.