Two NC woman arrested in scam that targeted elderly

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LENOIR, N.C. — Two woman have been arrested in connection with a nationwide scam that targeted the elderly, and more arrests are pending.

According to the News & Record, April Renea Paisley, 37, and Angela Faith Rainey, 34, both of 525 Jennings St. SW, are accused of calling elderly people across the country and telling them that relatives were in trouble and needed money for legal fees.

Paisley and Rainey would then persuade the victims to wire them money.

It was reported that the arrests follow a four-week investigation. Officials have not released details of the incident including how the two picked the people they called, how much they actually knew about the victims’ families, or how much money was involved.

He said more information will be released when additional arrests have been made.

Paisley and Rainey were each charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and issued $10,000 secured bonds.

Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.

Source: News & Record

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