Waterford police are asking for the public’s help to catch a scammer.
On Tuesday, October 22, two men from New Jersey drove to the Sears in Waterford after receiving a call from a man claiming to be a UPS driver. The man, who called himself “Jimmy,” told the two victims that the Sears had received eight extra 65” HDTV/3D TV’s in their last shipment.
“Jimmy” told the victims to wait outside the Merchandise Pickup area and to call a man named “George” when they got there. “George” told the victims that someone would come outside with a receipt and to give that person $6,2000 in cash.
The victims told police that a white female, approximately 5’2”, with a thin build and blond hair, exited the store wearing tan pants and a blue shirt, similar to what a Sears employee wears.
The female handed the victims a “receipt.” The victims then handed the female a envelope with $6,2000 in cash. The female told them to wait outside while they bring the TVs out.
The female never returned with the TV’s and left the area with the money.
The incident was captured on the store’s security cameras. Police say they are following up on leads to the suspect’s car.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Waterford Police Department at (860) 447-1456