Elderly local resident scammed out of $10,000; police have photos

(Temple Police Dept. photos)

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Temple police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect in a scam that cost an elderly local resident $10,000.

The victim reported the scam on April 14.

He said a man he didn’t know approached him and told him he had inherited a large sum of money and wanted to give him $40,000 of the inheritance.

But the suspect said the victim needed to produce $10,000 first in order to ensure he could be trusted.

The victim withdrew $10,000 and gave it to the scammer, who then left the area.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500.