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Police seek help to catch men running 'pigeon drop' scam

Monday, July 15, 2013 2:02 PM
Last updated Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:04 AM
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Police have released photos of two people who cheated an Augusta woman out of money, and are asking for the public’s help to catch them.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the two unidentified men approached the 74-year-old woman at the North Augusta Wal-Mart on May 20 and asked for her help.

After speaking with her, they persuaded her that they would give her a large sum of money if she contributed some of her own money to theirs and then prayed over it.

Police said she drove the men to Augusta and withdrew money from two banks and went to her home for an additional $500.

She gave the men the money and then drove them back to the Wal-Mart. Before leaving, the men told her that they would leave the money in her vehicle.

After returning to Augusta, she learned she had been deceived.

The men were captured on surveillance video at Wal-Mart.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1080.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 07/15/13 - 03:48 pm
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Unreal!!

Don't people read the news about all these crooks and what they are up to? Or are the dollar signs in their eyes obscuring their vision? I pity the poor lady - that's really all one can say.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/15/13 - 04:28 pm
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Photos

They look well fed.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/15/13 - 04:30 pm
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Here is a clue folks. If

Here is a clue folks. If someone wants to PRAY over money, you had better grab your wallet and run........and that goes for IN CHURCH or OUT.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/15/13 - 05:59 pm
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74 years
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old and acting like a 3 year old.

Shortcomment
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Shortcomment 07/15/13 - 06:48 pm
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I have the prefect undercover operation

Dress Sheriff Roundtree up as a Grateful Moth­er and have him work the parking lots ;-).

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/16/13 - 08:11 am
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Most Discussed

This hit the Most Discussed list at 8:05 a.m. on Tuesday. How in the world is that correct, when it had only four stale comments from Monday evening? What an algorithm!

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 07/16/13 - 08:25 am
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this is what greed gets
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this is what greed gets you...you are fortunate to have money in the bank and an additional 500 at home but you are so greedy (having the obammy mindset of getting more "fo free") you end up losing what you have and now want society to feel sorry for you...i don't wish you bad luck but you will have to go somewhere else for pity i am all out of pity for stupidity.....you are undoubtitly an obama voter

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/17/13 - 06:02 pm
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No,
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don't tell me the scammers are "homeboys"?

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