Sep 29, 2022

Police recover $157,000 taken from senior citizen in scam

Posted Sep 29, 2022 3:00 PM

KANSAS CITY —Law enforcement authorities investigating a scam reported good news for a victim on Wednesday.

According to Kansas City Police,  someone stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a senior citizen and detectives in the agency's Economic Crimes Section went to work. They traced a crime that began years ago.

Detectives recently found much of the money and confiscated it from the suspect’s bank.

Detectives have been able to recover and return more than $157,000 to the victim.

"This was a detailed, challenging investigation by detectives and we’re thankful the victim recouped some of their loss," KCPD reported.