Police are asking for help finding a Louisiana man suspected of convincing a woman with Alzheimer’s and dementia to pay him for work he didn’t do.
Police believed that the man went to the woman’s house when she was alone, convinced her that she owed him a large sum of money for work he falsely claimed to have done on her home, the Denham Springs Police Department said in a Facebook post. Then he allegedly took her from her home to the bank to withdraw money, according to police.
The suspect allegedly tried to have the woman take out $3,000 from her bank account, but suspicious bank employees refused and contacted authorities, WBRZ-TV reported.
The elderly woman is safe, police said. The man left her at the bank after “an alert teller thought something was amiss and asked the suspect to come inside to complete the transaction,” the department said.
A member of the woman’s family happened to be inside the bank at the time, according to police.
The department said, “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.”