Police Investigate Upper Arlington Counterfeit Scam
Updated: Thursday, September 13 2012, 08:17 PM EDT
UPPER ARLINGTON -- Police are warning people about a counterfeit scam that's making it's way through the area.
Since last week, scam artists have called at least three people warning them they may have received fake money from the bank. The caller claims to be an officer with the Ohio Bank Examiners Office.
In one case, an elderly woman handed over $17,000 in cash to a crook who came to her door.
Police say callers ask victims to read serial numbers on cash they have gotten from the bank. The caller then says the money is counterfeit. A short time later an "investigator" is sent to the victim's home to collect the money and then asks about expensive jewelry, claiming it also is connected to the scam
Upper Arlington Police tell us there is no Ohio Bank Examiner's Office in Ohio.
Police believe there could be more potential victims out there, and urge anyone who is contacted about the counterfeit scam to call the division at 614-583-5160.
Reporter: Steve Levine
Web Producer: Ken Hines