By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man and a woman from the Bronx are accused of scamming an elderly woman out of thousands of dollars.

According to Greenburgh police, a police department in Wisconsin received a report Saturday that an elderly woman had been scammed.

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The victim said someone had called her saying her grandson had been in an accident in White Plains, and in order to prevent her grandson from receiving a summons, she needed to send $15,500 to an address in Greenburgh.

Detectives from the Greenburgh Police Department and the United States Postal Inspection Service went to the address where the woman had sent the money.

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While conducting surveillance, investigators saw a man take the package the woman had sent from the front stoop of the house before getting into a vehicle and trying to drive away.

Police stopped the vehicle and arrested 34-year-old Dale M. Brown and 32-year-old Jeannelle Cruz.

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Brown and Cruz are both facing charges of criminal possession of stolen property.

CBSNewYork Team