By Richard Northam
The Atlanta Journal Constituion
A woman from north Fulton County thought she was paying for her grandson’s bail. Instead, she was the victim of a scam and gave $17,500 to an unknown man, police say.
The 79-year-old Alpharetta woman was first contacted by suspects on May 23, according to a police report. Someone posing as her grandson told her over the phone that he was “locked up in downtown Atlanta” for a DUI. Another man got on the phone and told the woman that she could bail her grandson out for $8,000.