Police: Couple convinced woman to spend $10,000 in exchange for lottery cut

Police: Couple convinced woman to spend $10,000 in exchange for lottery cut

Credit: Dallas Police Department

Police: Couple convinced woman to spend $10,000 in exchange for lottery cut

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Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:02 PM

DALLAS -- Police in Dallas are searching for a couple they say scammed a woman into buying more than $10,000 in merchandise after promising to give her part of a winning lottery ticket.

Virginia Rodriguez, 65, told officers that a Hispanic couple convinced her they would give her proceeds from an $11 million lottery ticket win if she gave them $35,000 cash first.

When Rodriguez told the couple she didn't have that much money, they said she could buy merchandise with her credit cards instead.

Police say the three of them went to North Park Center and Rodriguez bought $10,000 worth of items, from jewelry to Louis Vuitton bags.

DPD released surveillance video showing Rodriguez and the suspects buying a TAG watch for $3,000 at a jewelry store.

If you have any information on these suspects you are asked to call police at (214) 671-3544.

 

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