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NAME - Attempt to Identify Unknown Suspect
Crime: Exploitation of the Elderly
City: DeLand
Date: 08-05-2008
Time: 15:00:00
Status: Active
The victims were shopping at Freshco Supermarket in Orange City, when approached by a Hispanic male and female. The female solicited money for a surgical procedure. The male told the victims if they could help the female with her dilemma he would pay them back if they would help him cash in a winning lottery ticket. He professed to be an illegal alien and thus unable to claim the winnings. The victims were driven to the Bank of America in Deland, where they withdrew $5,000.00 which they gave to the man and woman.

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