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Woman, 85, thwarts pigeon scam targeting elderly in New Jersey

Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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Police in Leonia, New Jersey, say an 85-year-old woman was sharp enough to dodge a scam and then help police track down the scammers.

Authorities arrested Norman Gladney and Cheryl Lewis, both of the Bronx, who allegedly already had a second elderly woman in their car.

Police say the two were trying to get the woman's bank information for what's called a pigeon scam.

They had a bank bag filled with stacks of money, with $100 bills on each end and $1 bills in between.

Gladney and Lewis are charged with conspiracy to commit theft by deception.


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