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Garland senior citizen loses $32K in another N. TX scam

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A group targeting senior citizens stole more than $42,000 dollars from three North Texas women recently.

The first two victims were scammed in Azle and Springtown, where the suspects posed as workers from an electric company and convinced women that their houses could burn down if their wiring wasn’t immediately fixed.

In the Garland scam, the suspects also claimed to fix an electrical short.

Now, a Garland grandmother says the men took $32,000 from her. Over two months, she wrote five checks.

“They got $32,000 out of me,” said the woman. “That’s half of my bank account and what I had worked all these years so hard to save.”

Garland police say they’ll file charges against 32-year-old Noah Bell, who’s in jail in Hopkins County for a similar scam. They’re also looking for 67-year-old George Lester Fogle and 47-year-old Ronald Wayne Pruitt.

Police believe all three are associated with 43-year-old Gregory Long, who’s also wanted. Long is suspected in several scams that target women in their 80s.

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