Elderly Chester County Couple Loses $36,500 to Scammers

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LONDON GROVE TWP, PA — The Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Station say they are investigating a Theft by Deception incident that occurred in London Grover Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Authorities state that on March 14, 2022, the victims, a 62-year-old male and a 72-year-old female, both from London Grover Township, reported that an unknown perpetrator convinced them to purchase $36,500 in miscellaneous gift cards using a computer hacking and phone scam.

If you have information about this incident, contact the Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Station at 610-268-2022, reference ID# PA2022-314291.

Information is subject to change at any time. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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