An individual was scammed out of cash and jewelry Nov. 19 after a group approached him or her and said they needed $10,000 to cash a winning lottery ticket.
The theft took place outside of Wal-Mart, 200 S. Bolingbrook Dr.
The group approached the victim and said they had a winning lottery ticket and needed $10,000 to cash it. The group drove the victim to a bank, but the bank was closed. Instead, the victim handed over his or her watch, gold jewelry and $1,000 in cash to the group.
The thieves then drove off after telling the victim to purchase a stamped envelope to mail off the lottery ticket.
A similar incident took place on Oct. 26, in which the victim was conned out of $7,000 to two people "needing help" cashing a "winning lottery ticket."
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