An Ogden woman thought she was getting a gold brick for a bargain, until she realized too late that she had been scammed out of a small fortune, police say.
According to Ogden police Lt. Tim Scott, the victim was approached by another woman Sept. 9 outside the Winco at 205 W. 12th St. The woman described mounting medical bills for her terminally ill husband, then she pulled out what she claimed was a gold bar.
Scott said the woman told the victim that the bar was worth $20,000 but she would sell it for a mere $10,000. At the same time, Scott said, a man happened to walk by and claimed to be an authority on gold. The man who police say was in cahoots with the woman confirmed that the bar was worth $20,000.