The woman told police June 22 that on the previous Wednesday she had received a phone call, supposedly from her bank, saying she needed to withdraw money because she had too much in her account. She withdrew $10,000 in cash, intending to place it in an account in another bank.
Before she could deposit the money, however, she got a second call saying her grandson was in jail and needed $9,000 for bond. She was told a courier would come by the next day to pick up the money and a man arrived the next day to get it. She gave the man the envelope with cash in it.