Eugene Police are seeking the public’s help identifying and locating a couple suspected of scamming a woman out of thousands of dollars, according to a press release.
Police began an investigation Oct. 11 into a reported theft, and learned a Hispanic couple, identifying themselves as “Gloria” and “Luis” had contacted a 43-year-old woman at the River Road Bi-Mart.
The couple reportedly convinced the victim to travel in a vehicle with them and went to multiple Oregon Community Credit Union locations in the area to withdraw money.
According to police, the coupe told the victim they needed to raise $25,000 in order pay taxes before going to Salem to collect lottery winnings.
The victim withdrew thousands of dollars, and gave it to the couple. The couple left, and the victim never heard from them again.
Eugene Police are attempting to locate the couple, and anyone with information regarding their identity or whereabouts is asked to contact Eugene Police at 541-682-5111.