PALM COAST, Fla. -- Police are searching for a couple who scammed a 75-year-old Palm Coast woman out of $8,000 in savings on Saturday morning.
The victim told police she was is the parking lot of the Walmart on Cypress Point Parkway when she was approached by a woman with a wrapped box in her hand. The woman asked the victim if the box belonged to her.
When the victim said no, another man approached. The woman asked the man if the boxed belonged to him. The victim did not know it at the time, but the two were working together.
The victim stood by while the two scammers opened the box. It appeared to contain stacks of $100 and $1,000 bills.
The victim suggested the scammers turn in the money to police because she believed it was counterfeit. The woman said she worked at a local grocery store which would know if the money was fake.
The victim then drove to the grocery store with the couple to "find out" if the money was counterfeit.
The women then told the victim she verified the money was real with her store manager.
At a point after that, the victim was convinced by the scammers to pull out $8,000 in savings with the counterfeit money as a backing.
At that point, the couple told the victim she could meet with the manager and asked her to go inside the store.
She waited 15 minutes before returning to her car and discoverying the couple and her money were gone.
Anyone who may have information on the scammers is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 386-313-4911.