On October 11, police investigated a reported Theft and received information that the involved female and male suspects convinced the 43-year-old female victim to get in a car and drive them to multiple Oregon Community Credit Unions to withdraw money. Police received information that the Hispanic couple, “Gloria” and “Luis” informed the woman that they needed to raise $25,000 before they could drive to Salem and collect their winnings from the lottery and they needed the money to pay the taxes before they could collect. The woman withdrew thousands in cash and gave it to the couple, who subsequently left the location and the victim never heard from them again.
Police are attempting to locate the following subjects who are believed to be involved in the scam and were at the BiMart on River Road during the initial contact with the victim. If you have information regarding the identity of these subjects, please contact police at 541.682.5111.