Grandma loses $6,000 in ‘bail bait scam’

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An 86-year-old West Chester Twp. resident fell victim to a “bail bait scam” and is now out $6,000.

The woman received a call from someone claiming to be her nephew who said he was incarcerated following a crash in Florida and needed bail money, according to township spokeswoman Barb Wilson.

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The woman was told to buy Home Depot gifts cards to raise the bail, which she did, Wilson said.

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