An elderly Lincoln woman was bilked out of $22,000 in an elaborate scheme. The elderly woman was told by a woman pretending to be with a Florida law firm that she had won a sweepstakes prize and needed to send the money for various costs. Officer Katie Flood says that eventually the woman became suspicious and contacted police. She then received two more phone calls.
“The second was from a man posing as Attorney General Jon Bruning he wanted to verify that she had won a sweepstakes and claimed that his office is notified when a large amount of money is coming into this state and encouraged her to pay $7,000 so that she could receive this money.”
However, Lincoln Officer Flood says that the woman actually stumped the caller when she told him that she had met Attorney General Jon Bruning and did not remember him having an Hispanic accent.