A 65-year-old Dallas woman was conned into giving a couple thousands of dollar worth of merchandise because she believed they would share lottery winnings with her.
The suspects approached the woman at a Marshals store in Dallas and told her they were undocumented immigrants who had just won an $11 million jackpot. They showed her what they claimed was a winning ticket and said they would share some of the jackpot if she helped them cash the ticket in.
They initially asked her to hand over $35,000 in cash, but she said she didn't have that much money. Instead, they convinced the woman to buy them items as collateral from the most upscale mall in Dallas.
"I feel real bad because how people can do this?" the woman told FOX4.
Surveillance video from NorthPark Center on April 24 shows the victim using her credit card to buy a TAG watch valued at over $3,000. The suspects can be seen in the video. The woman also purchased two Louis Vuitton bags and multiple pieces of jewelry.
Police said the couple swindled about $10,000 from the woman.
Anyone with information about them is encouraged to call the DPD's property crimes unit at 214-671-3544.
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