Upper Macungie police say an 87-year-old Allentown woman was defrauded earlier this week by two women claiming to be looking for investors to sell coins.
Police say the woman was at the Redner's Market on Hamilton Boulevard Tuesday when she was approached by two other women.
The women had coins that appeared to be foreign currency in a cardboard envelope. They said they wanted to sell the coins on behalf of an attorney, but needed investors to help the attorney avoid tax penalties.
In exchange for her investment, the woman was told she'd get back $25,000. She withdrew money from her bank account, and handed it over to the other women.
It was not clear how much money she gave the two women. Police said one of the women was in her 50s, with a thin to average build and carrying a large brown purse. The incident began at Redner's, and concluded in front of the Trexlertown Post Office.
Anyone who witnessed two middle-aged women talking to an older woman Tuesday in these locations between noon and 2 p.m. should call police at 484-661-5911.