Two men arrested for scamming elderly people out of about 23,000 euros

Two men aged 29 and 37 were arrested in Larissa, central Greece, on Friday following a complaint by an elderly woman who said they had tried to swindle her.

The suspects are believed to have conned a number of elderly residents in the area out of money.

Since October 2012, they are said to have defrauded their victims out of 13,450 euros in cash and 9,500 euros’ worth of jewelry by posing as acquaintances of relations requiring financial help.

The two were caught after officers spotted them in a car that had been identified by a woman who said the suspects had conned her into handing over 600 euros.