The elaborate law enforcement scam that saw an elderly woman give $24,000 to a man she believed was an agent from the federal police – after an international student handed her life savings over for the same reason
- Elderly woman was allegedly asked to withdraw $24k by man posing as agent
- He collected two payments from her at her home in Sydney’s south-west
- The man was arrested while collecting a third payment and faces court today
- A Melbourne student also handed her savings to a man posing as an AFP officer
An elderly woman contacted on social media by a man pretending to be a federal police agent was allegedly convinced to withdraw nearly $25,000, which he then collected from her home.
The 81-year-old woman from Harrington Park in Sydney’s south-west was contacted by the man on a messaging app in early September.
After divulging personal information, the man allegedly called the elderly woman and claimed to be an Australian Federal Police (AFP) agent.
He asked her to withdraw $24,000, which she did on two separate occasions at a bank in Narellan.
In Sydney an elderly woman was duped into withdrawing $24,000 of her money in two…