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2 men who tried to scam elderly woman out of $12K rearrested after release – WPXI

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2 men who tried to scam elderly woman out of $12K rearrested after release – WPXI


BETHEL PARK, Pa. — Two men who were arrested in connection to a scam targeting grandparents and then released days later are once again in police custody.

On Tuesday, Bethel Park police announced they arrested two men they say were caught in the act of scamming an 83-year-old woman. Police said they got Wilson Burgos Hernandez and Noel Medrano-Abreu when they showed up at the woman’s home to collect more than $12,000.

“We are working with multiple local jurisdictions to see if we can tie our actors in with any other crimes that happened around western Pennsylvania,” Bethel Park police Chief Timothy O’Connor said Thursday.

11 Investigates confirmed the jail released both men a short time later.

One of them is from New Jersey, and the other is here illegally on an expired visa from the Dominican Republic.

On Thursday night, Hernandez was rearrested in Philadelphia as he attempted to board a plane for the Dominican Republic, Bethel Park police announced Friday morning. Medrano-Abreu was also rearrested Thursday night when he returned to the Bethel Park police station to retrieve the vehicle they were driving.

“Both men are now in jail and have been denied bail on their new charges,” the Bethel Park Police Department posted on Facebook.

Magistrate Eileen Conroy had previously allowed…

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