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 Peopleâs Federal Savings Bank.
The criminals made a phone call to the woman concocting a scenario where bail money was immediately needed for the womanâs grandson.
When the phone rang at the 82-year-old womanâs home, she heard âGrandma, Iâm hurt . . . Iâve been in a wreck, I got some teeth knocked out and I need money.â