Two women who used a story about a tragic car accident to sucker another woman out of thousands of dollars seem to be taking their scam on the road, according to West Valley City Police.
On Feb. 16, a woman shopping in the area of 3100 South and 5600 West was approached by the female duo, who told "an elaborate but convincing" story about a traffic accident involving one of their families, according to Sgt. Jason Hauer.
The women convinced the victim to give them $5,000 for what they said was a diamond under the pretense that she was helping them raise money for medical expenses. She also was promised that she would get back $14,000 later that day.