OGDEN -- Police are looking for two con artists who swindled a woman out of $10,000.
On Sept. 9 at the WinCo at 205 West and 12th Street, a woman was approached by a Hispanic woman, about age 40, who engaged her in a conversation, according to a news release from Ogden Police. The suspect turned the conversation to a plea for money to pay her husband's medical bills.
According to the release, the suspect pulled a gold-colored bar from her purse, claiming it was pure gold, and that she would sell it to the victim for $10,000.
At that moment, a Hispanic man, also about 40, broke into the conversation and claimed the "gold bar" was worth at least $20,000. The victim agreed to buy the bar. She went to her bank, withdrew $10,000 and gave it to the suspect. It was later discovered that the "gold bar" was brass and worthless.
Investigators said the descriptions of the suspects match those in similar schemes in other states. Anyone with information on the suspects is encouraged to call Detective Rick Childress at 801-629-8348.