Man asks 79-year-old woman for $12k to fix car, then disappears with the money

Silent Witness Detectives are seeking information on the identity and whereabouts of a man who obtained $12,500 from a 79-year-old woman to repair a dent in her car but never performed the job. (Video: Silent Witness)

Silent Witness Detectives are seeking information on the identity and whereabouts of a man who obtained $12,500 from a 79-year-old woman to repair a dent in her car but never performed the job.

According to authorities, the suspect told the woman he could fix a dent in her car if she gave him $4,500 to rent a tool to do the job. A couple of days later, he came to the woman’s house and asked for $8,000 more so that he could get the initial $4,500 back.

The woman then went to the bank, accompanied by the man, retrieved $12,500 and gave it to the suspect. The woman told authorities that she hasn’t seen or heard from the man since she gave him the money and the dent in her car was never fixed.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377. 

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