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Report: Scammer gets $500 from 88-year-old Orangeburg woman

Report: Scammer gets $500 from 88-year-old Orangeburg woman

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Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office

Orangeburg County

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An 88-year-old Orangeburg woman lost $500 in a phone scam, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The woman reported Monday that someone called to let her know she’d won a new car.

The caller said that if she paid $500, they would deliver the car to her.

She told the deputy that she gave the caller $500, thinking the new car would be a nice Christmas gift for her daughter, the incident report states.

A deputy attempted to call the person back, but the number didn’t work, the deputy wrote in the report.

In other reports:

• A member of St. Paul Baptist Church reported Monday that someone stole the catalytic converter from the church bus. It is valued at $500

• Someone stole a man’s 2013 silver Chevrolet Impala, which he left with the engine running as he went inside of the Vance Convenience Store on Lodge Hall Street at 5:36 p.m. Monday.

The vehicle is valued at $7,000.



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A Sunnyside Drive man reported Friday morning that someone stole his 2006 dark blue Lexus from his front yard.

The Lexus has chipped silver rims, brown seat covers and non-tinted windows. It also bears a South Carolina veterans license plate.

The vehicle is valued at $8,000.

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