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Black Money Scam

Postby Number Six » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:46 pm

STAMFORD — Police on Thursday extradited two men from Pennsylvania who are accused of bilking more than $400,000 from an elderly Stamford man with an elaborate, but dated, con game.
The flim-flam is called the black money scam and began in mid-July, when the 83-year-old Stamford man came upon three Liberian immigrants at a downtown hotel. The third suspect was murdered in Indianapolis in September, according to police.
The men first began talking to the victim, a retired real estate developer, about selling African diamonds to raise enough money to get their families out of Sierra Leone, said lead investigator Michael Stempien, who cracked the case and was one of the officers who brought the men back from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
But after a slight-of-hand “demonstration,” the three quickly enlisted the Stamford man’s help and money in trying to turn stacks of what appeared to be worthless black papers back into U.S. currency.
Police say the man, who is now destitute, claims to have given the trio $430,500. ... 607097.php
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