Woman detained for scamming senior citizens

Police in Thessaloniki have detained a 50-year-old woman on charges of posing as a bank employee and scamming senior citizens.

According to police reports, the suspect extracted cash from unsuspecting citizens by claiming she could help them execute various transactions.

She was caught after a 70-year-old woman claimed she was approached by the suspect and asked to give her money, 285 euros, in order to ensure that the elderly woman and her husband received an additional pension benefit.