Police: Man Tries to Trick Woman with Alzheimer’s into Paying Him $3K

Police are asking for help finding a Louisiana man accused of tricking a woman with memory loss into paying him for work he never did.
Denham Springs Police Department

A man is accused of trying to trick a woman with Alzheimer’s disease into paying him for work he never did, reports said.

Police in Denham Springs, Louisiana, have asked the public for help in identifying the suspect who allegedly went to the woman’s house when she was alone to try to get her to give him money he said she owed him for home repairs.

Reports said the man drove the elderly woman to the bank to withdraw $3,000 from her bank account. However, police said, “An alert teller thought something was amiss and asked the suspect to come inside to complete the transaction.” The teller refused to withdraw the funds and contacted the police instead.

Reports said the suspect then left the woman at the bank and drove away.

A member of the woman’s family was reportedly inside the building at the time of the incident.

In hopes of identifying the man, the department utilized Facebook to post surveillance photos of the suspect taken at the bank, asking social media users to share them.

The post read:

We’ve covered the elderly female’s face, but she is struggling with Alzheimer and dementia. We believe the male subject in these photos went to her home at a time she was alone, convinced her that she owed him a large sum of money for work he had done on her house (untrue), and took her from her home to the bank to withdraw said money.

We believe he is fairly local, so if you have any information on him, recognize the truck, have seen him at a job site, anything, please call our detectives at (225) 665-5106 ext 4. Even if you don’t have a tip, again, please share.

As always, we appreciate your help.

According to reports, the photos of the suspect’s license plate number are too blurry to be properly identified.

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