Maryland State Police Recover $12,000 For Elderly Victim Of Phone Scam In Carroll County



(WESTMINSTER, MD) – Maryland State Police helped recover $12,000 for an apparent victim of a telephone scam in Carroll County.

At about 8 a.m. this morning, the elderly female victim arrived at the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack to report that she believed she had been the victim of a scam. According to a preliminary investigation, the victim had been convinced to ship $12,000 in cash via FedEx to an address in Belmont, California.  The scam originated from a telephone call the female received.

Using the information the victim brought to the barrack, a trooper tracked the package and contacted the FedEx Law Enforcement Liaison in California.  The package containing the $12,000 was located and pulled from delivery. The money is being returned to the original victim.

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