MAYODAN, N.C. -- An intruder took advantage and a lot of money from a 75-year-old woman.
Gracie, as she identified herself, lives by herself in an apartment in Mayodan. She says Tuesday afternoon she was taking a nap and when she woke up she found a stranger in her home.
"When I woke up it was a woman standing in front of me at my pocketbook. She was telling me that she was going to be my nurse and I said, ‘A nurse?’ and she said 'Yes, don`t you remember me?’" said Gracie.
Gracie knows she doesn't have a nurse come to her place.
"She was trying to trick me," she said.
Gracie says the woman went into her bathroom and then into her bedroom and then came back out into the living room where she was and that's when the two had a conversation.
"She said 'Do you have anything to eat?' I said ‘I have tomatoes. I can fix you a tomato sandwich,’" recalls Gracie. We asked Gracie why should would offer to make the intruder a sandwich she told us "because she asked me to and she said she was hungry."
When Gracie went to the kitchen and turned her back the intruder wasn't the only thing gone. "My gut feeling told me to check my pocketbook and I seen my money was gone," she said.
Gracie said she had just been to the bank and she was going to use the money to pay her bills. Fortunately Gracie wasn't injured but still says she was hurt.
"I'm not mad. I'm hurt that anybody would do something like that," she said.
Mayodan Police are pursuing leads.