Guy scams woman out of $1,000 posing as Con Ed worker

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Con Ed con man

A jive-talking jerk scammed a Third Avenue woman out of $1,000 on March 11, cops said.

The con man called the woman living between Bay Ridge Parkway and 76th Street in Bay Ridge at noon, posing as a Con Ed worker and telling the woman she owed the utility company money, police said. The woman bought two pre-paid debit cards totaling $1,000 and told the man the cards’ serial numbers, according to law enforcement officials. The victim is not proficient in English, a police report says.

Sleight of hand

A sneak picked a guy’s pocket at the corner of Ft. Hamilton Parkway and 65th Street on March 10, according to the authorities.

The victim was strolling the Bay Ridge corner at 6:30 pm when a man bumped into him, police said. Moments later, the guy realized his wallet was gone from a coat pocket, a report says.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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