Two Suspects Arrested for Buying Cars with Fraudulent Checks; There May Be More Victims

County detectives from the 4th District have arrested two people in a scam involving purchasing cars with fraudulent cashier’s checks, and believe that there may be more victims. Papa Sissoko, age 25, of Weeping Willow Court, and Alyssa Hernandez, age 24, of Bakersfield Court, both of Aspen Hill, have been charged with vehicle theft and forgery in the case.

In-Person Pickups Are New Twist in Grandparent Scam

Detectives from the Financial Crimes division of the Montgomery County Police Department are again warning residents of what is typically referred to as the “Grandparent Scam.” The scam has taken a new twist: Victims have collectively given over $48,500 in cash to a scammer that arrives at their home to collect the money.