A young woman allegedly conned £7,000 from a vulnerable OAP by offering to do her shopping in the pandemic. Warwickshire Police has confirmed that a 21-year-old woman from Rugby was questioned under caution.

It followed a report a vulnerable woman in her 70s had been conned out of more than £7,000. This investigation began after a report that someone doing shopping for the woman during the pandemic had made more than 370 unauthorised transactions on her bank card.

She was one of eight people who, over the last ten days, have been questioned as part of ongoing fraud investigations led by the force.

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A Warwickshire Police spokesman added that investigations into all of those questioned are ongoing.

These are:

  • A 28-year-old woman and 35-year-old man, both from the Stratford area, were questioned under caution about their alleged role in a fraud where two people are reported to have taken out a loan for more than £1,000 in someone else’s name.
  • A 24-year-old woman from Leamington was questioned under caution after a woman reported she had been conned out of £350 after paying for a tablet online that was never delivered to her.
  • A 29-year-old man from Nuneaton was arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection with an allegation that someone took payment for two motorbikes and failed to deliver them last year. He was later bailed while enquiries continue.
  • A 22-year-old man from Rugby was voluntarily interviewed under caution after a man was conned out of more than £5,000 as part of an online scam.
  • A 33-year-old man from Exhall was arrested after it is alleged he fraudulently invoiced clients of the Nuneaton based company he worked for.
  • A 29-year-old woman from Bedworth was questioned under caution following a report that someone had fraudulently spent more than £800 on the victim’s credit card.

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