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81-year-old Astoria woman conned out of $3,000

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Dec. 8, 2014 By Michael Florio

An 81-year-old Astoria woman was scammed out of $3,000 last Monday, according to police.

The Astoria senior was the victim of two con artists who tricked her out of $3,000 in cash.

The victim was standing in front of her 21st Street apartment at about 8:45 a.m. on Dec. 1 when she was approached by a 35-year-old man and a woman, the police said.

The suspects then told the 81-year-old that they had found a large sum of money and that she would be received $70,000 of it, as long as she could prove to the bank that she had $3,000 in cash.

The senior citizen brought the female suspect to her apartment building and gave her the $3,000, with the suspect promising that they would return with her $70,000, police said. However, she and her accomplice never came back.

The female suspect is described as 5 foot 5 inches tall and 160 pounds, and the male suspect is 6 feet tall and 200 pounds.

The police have released a surveillance video of the female suspect.

Anyone with information in regards to this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477).

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