say that an Ossining woman was taken for more than $13,000. The Wolden Road resident says she got a call from a man who said he was her husband's cousin last Tuesday. The caller said he was detained abroad and put a person on the phone who was supposedly his lawyer. The person posing as a lawyer said that the Ossining woman should wire money to a bank account. Over the period of three days, police say that the Wolden Road resident wired more than $13,000 in cash to the account.
The man who she thought was her husband's cousin then said that he was flying into Newark Airport on Saturday and would call her. The woman never got a call. She then called her husband's cousin's cell phone. He said he was on vacation in Hawaii and never asked her to wire money.
The Village of Ossining Police Department's investigation of this case is ongoing.