Police lay charges on two people who defrauded seniors using "grandparent scams"


Police say they have charged two people with defrauding Guelph seniors of nearly 40-thousand dollars in "grandparent scams.''

One case involved an 80-year-old woman who allegedly received a call from a person who claimed to be her grandson and asked for $10,000 for bail.

In the other case, police say an elderly couple received a call telling them their son needed bail money, and they gave $26,000 to a female suspect.

Police say two people are now facing fraud charges related to the incidents.