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Pelham Manor PD Responds to Fraud Case

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. – Pelham Manor Police responded to a case of fraud on Monday at 12:38 p.m. at Manger Circle. The complainant received a call from an unknown woman, claiming to be her granddaughter, who said that she was in a Maryland jail.

The suspect wanted the Manger Circle resident to go to a Stop & Shop that had a Western Union to wire her $5,500 in bail money. The purported granddaughter said that the money should be sent care of her lawyer.

The complainant verified with her daughter that her granddaughter was not the caller and no money was wired.

Also on the police blotter:

- A woman called the Pelham Manor Police Department on Tuesday because she believed her mother was having a stroke. Police went to the Carol Place home at 5:48 p.m. and upon arrival, the caller stated that her mother was having stroke-like symptoms. The paramedics arrived on scene and the victim was transported to Montefiore South Hospital for further medical treatment.

- A woman from Manor Ridge called the Pelham Manor Police Department on Monday at 5:46 a.m. because her husband, who has cancer, was having trouble breathing and experiencing tightness in his chest. She stated that he may need to be brought to the hospital. Upon arrival of the three police officers, the complainant stated that he had tightness in his upper stomach area and was having difficulty breathing.

His condition was monitored by the officers until the paramedics arrived. After treatment from the medics, the complainant decided to refuse any further medical attention, and stated that he would respond to his personal doctor on his own.

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