Update on Theft by Deception Case At Jewel-Osco Parking Lot On East Rand Rd, Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police have updated information on a previous case reported last March 2014. Previously police reported that a victim was approached by a disheveled-looking female about 50-years-old who scammed an 88-year-old woman into giving up $10,000 cash.

Police have updated information and now report that two females approached the 88-year-old victim after she finished grocery shopping at Jewel-Osco, 440 East Rand Road.

The two females engaged a conversation with the victim about a found wallet, and then persuaded the victim to withdraw $12,000 from her personal checking account and give the money to the two women.

Subject #1 was described as a female/white in her 60s, 5’6″, medium build with short black hair, who referred to herself as “Rachel”.

Subject #2 was described as a female/white in her 60s, 5’5″ heavy set with a quarter-size wound above her right eye, who referred to herself as “Susan”.

No video surveillance images or vehicle information is available.

The crime is reported to have occurred on March 28, 2014 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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