Wednesday, March 6, 2013

UPD Needs Help in Identifying Scam Suspect

The Unified Police Department (UPD) is looking for the public’s help in locating the listed suspects and warning the public of the scam being committed by the suspects.  The suspects confronted the victim at the Walmart in Taylorsville. Suspect #1 confronted the victim and told her that her husband was in the hospital and she was selling a diamond for $5000.00. Suspect #2 then told the victim that she was buying one as well to help suspect #1, and told her that the diamonds were worth $14,000 and she was buying one for $10,000. The victim agreed to buy one of the diamonds. They went to the bank with her. Suspect #1 stayed in the car while Suspect #2 went inside. The victim then got the money to pay the suspect. The victim later learned the diamond was a fake.

Suspect #1:  Hispanic female, mid 20’s, 4’11”, 95 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes
Suspect #2:  Hispanic female, 40 years old, 5’6”. 180 lbs.

UPD detectives are trying to identify the suspects involved in this crime.  Photos from the bank were obtained of Suspect #2. Detectives are releasing the photo the suspect in hopes that someone will recognize the suspect in this case, and stop them from performing this scam on someone else. If anyone has information as to the identity of either suspect they are asked to call 385-468-9447.   

Lieutenant Justin Hoyal, PIO
Unified Police Department
(801) 743-5903 // (801) 884-7024

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