COLUMBIA CITY â€“ An elderly Columbia City woman was nearly swindled out of $3,000 Monday morning had it not been for some questioning about a transaction by personnel at Peopleâ€™s Federal Savings Bank.
The criminals made a phone call to the woman concocting a scenario where bail money was immediately needed for the womanâ€™s grandson.
When the phone rang at the 82-year-old womanâ€™s home, she heard â€śGrandma, Iâ€™m hurt . . . Iâ€™ve been in a wreck, I got some teeth knocked out and I need money.â€ť