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Elder Abuse/Scam Investigation
updated: Dec 01, 2012, 12:14 PM

Source: Ventura Police Department

Incident: Elder Abuse/Scam Investigation

Location: 3000 block of Mound Ave

Date/Time Occurred: 11-27-12 / 1200 Hours

Officer(s) Involved: Ventura PD Patrol officers

Victim(s): 90 year old female, Ventura resident

Suspect(s): Unknown age white male adult, 6-0 clean-shaven.

Report #: 12-14205


During the week prior to 11-27-12, the victim received multiple phone calls from an unidentified male who asked for help with an in-house investigation at a local bank branch. At the above date and time, the man asked the victim to withdraw a large amount of cash from her own bank account. The victim was instructed to take the money to the parking lot of the Pacific View Mall and wait for an associate of the caller to take the money.

The victim did as instructed. She withdrew the cash from her bank and drove to the Pacific View Mall where she parked and waited. A man did approach her vehicle and asked her for the money. The victim handed over the money then drove home. The victim contacted her bank later that afternoon and discovered that she had been the victim of a scam.

The victim was not hurt during this crime and the investigation is ongoing. The suspects were not identified and remain at large. If you have any information regarding this incident or similar crimes, please contact the Ventura Police Department at 805-339-4400.

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