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Cops: 71-year-old woman in 'drug arrest' scam

Updated 11:52 am, Sunday, February 10, 2013
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A Tide Mill Terrace woman was the victim of a phone scam last week, police said.

The 71-year-old told police last Tuesday that she received a call from a man claiming to be with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, and he reportedly told her he had a warrant for her arrest if she did not provide him with $1,000.

According to the report the woman went to a local pharmacy and purchased a $500 Paypal card, and called the man back and provided him with the PIN number.

The incident is under investigation.