April 4, 2019 11.12 am This story is over 32 months old

‘Charity conman’ spent £1.5k on victim’s bank card

The police investigation is still ongoing

A man claiming to work for a charity allegedly spent around £1,500 after convincing his victim to hand over his bank card with the PIN number.

A man who gave the name Lee knocked on a house door in Mablethorpe on Friday, March 29.

He told his victim that he worked for a charity selling towels and plasters to raise money.

The man would not accept money from the victim there and then. He convinced the victim to hand over his bank card and PIN number. He promised to withdraw £20 and return, but he never did.

A number of non authorised transactions were made with the card amounting to around £1,500.

The man is described as aged between 25-30, six foot five in height and of slim build.

The police investigation is still ongoing. Police want to remind residents not to divulge out sensitive information to others.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses who may have had a man matching the description at their door in Mablethorpe.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 222 of March 29.

It can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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