JOHNS CREEKS, Ga. - Johns Creek Police said they need help to find four people who conned an elderly man out of $15,000.
It started November 21 when a couple and child in a white Camaro flagged the man down on a road in Duluth. They said they knew his daughter and needed some cash. Over the next four days, police said the couple and another woman contacted this man at least four more times for money and even got him to buy the young boy a PlayStation and games at Walmart, where three of the four people were caught on camera.
The victim’s daughter said she was out of town visiting her son for Thanksgiving when it all happened. When she returned November 24 her father told he had met some friends of hers and was helping them out.
"My heart fell in my stomach. I knew he had been conned,” said Kelly Leblond.
The next day, Leblond said the group called her father on the landline at 7:30 a.m. and wanted to meet with him at a nearby McDonald’s. Leblond said there was no way she was going to let her father go alone so she followed and confronted one of the women.
"I think I remember saying something like ‘How could you take advantage of a very compassionate man, my dad?’” said Leblond.
The woman was able to get away before Leblond could contact police. The family said they never heard from the criminals again.
Police said they need help to identify the two women, one man, and a young boy.
"This was a little bit different from the ones we normally see. Normally, you'll see the elderly person taken advantage of once, and that's it but for them to continually go back to him after several days, period. This one is pretty serious, so we want their pictures out there we want people to know that this is happening,” said Captain Chris Byers of the Johns Creek Police Department.
Captain Byers said to contact Crime Stoppers with any information.