Rome, N.Y. - A Rome Grandma was ripped off to the tune of 9,000 dollars cash.
The victim received a call from someone who claimed to be her granddaughter and said she was in trouble and needed $9,000 to avoid jail.
A man got on the phone telling the woman a court courier would be by to get the cash. The victim gave her address and the courier came and took the money and left in a black car.
Police say the car used by the “courier” was a newer model black Honda Accord with tinted windows and dark-colored rims. They said both the front and rear license plates were completely covered.
The victim was told when the hearing would be. After she arrived at city court and spoke with her granddaughter, she discovered she had been a victim of a scam.
The Rome Police Department is asking the community to review any security video they have from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. on May 4.
If you are able to provide any further information about the suspect or the vehicle, call the Detectives Division at (315) 838-1902.
(Photo courtesy of Rome Police Department)