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