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Crime Stoppers: Elderly woman scammed out of $16,000

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Crime stoppers, the Columbus Police Department and the Financial Crimes Unit are looking for a woman who scammed another out of thousands. 

On June 8, 2009, an elderly woman was approached by a woman who asked her if she had dropped anything in the parking lot. The woman, who called herself "Nicky Callaway" said she found a black bag next to the elderly woman's vehicle that had $5000 in it.

After several phone calls, "Callaway "convinced the elderly woman that her boss at Lowes on Veteran's Parkway would split the money evenly, "after taking 20% for tax on the money".  She even added that she needed to have different "serial numbers" on the money that was paid out, than the "found money".

So the elderly woman and "Callaway" went to 2 CB&T locations. They withdrew $16,000 from the elderly woman's account.  The elderly woman then headed to Lowes on Veterans Parkway. Lowes had no knowledge of the event.

Police need your help finding a white female in her late 30's with shoulder length blonde hair,  thin build and about 5'7" to 5'8 in height. 

If you have any information on this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 706-653-3188 or the Financial Crimes Unit at 706-653-3400.

If your information leads to an arrest and indictment, you could receive a reward of up to $1000.00 and you do not have to give your name.


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