Alleged Scammer Described By Victim

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Police in Windsor have released the description of a man who allegedly scammed an 86-year-old woman out of $4,500.

The victim got a call last Wednesday from a man who said he worked at her bank. He told her his name was Mr. Phillips, and he was investigating the theft of money by bank employees. The woman was instructed to withdraw money from her account and give it to a man named Mr. Morris at the Budimir Library on Grand Marais Rd. W.

When she went back to her bank two days later to get her money back, she was told no Mr. Phillips worked for the bank. That’s when she realized she’d been duped and called Windsor police.

Mr. Morris is described as a white man between 50 and 55 years of age, 5’10” with a medium build and short brown hair.

Anyone with information can call the Windsor Police Financial Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4330, or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS). Information can also be submitted on Facebook and at www.catchcrooks.com.