MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed on Sept. 23 that a local woman had been the victim of fraud that day. The woman told police that a person claiming to be her grandson asked her to wire him money because he had been arrested in Seattle.
The woman told police she wired four transactions totaling $9,493. But she subsequently spoke with her “real” grandson and learned she had been scammed.
Police warned the public to never wire money to anyone without being sure who they are.
In other action last week, Middlebury police: