NYPD looking for 2 suspects in Queens who scammed woman with lottery story

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

QUEENS, N.Y. (WABC) -- Police are looking for two suspects who targeted an 80-year-old woman in a lottery scam.

On Wednesday afternoon, a woman was on Jamaica Avenue when she was approached by a woman who asked the victim if she could help cash her winning lottery ticket. A second suspect came up and also spoke to the victim.

After the victim agreed to help, she withdrew $90,000 in cash and handed it to the suspects. The suspects then drove the victim back to her house and asked her to produce a utility bill to prove that it was her home. When the victim returned to the car, the suspects fled.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 800-577-TIPS.