Northwest Bakersfield

Police looking for suspects in gold bar scam

Police looking for suspects in gold bar scam
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police released photos of two men suspected of pulling off a gold bar scam.

One of the suspects allegedly approached a woman at the Rosedale Walmart with a familiar scam story: He has family in the hospital and is trying to sell a gold bar to pay the hospital bill.

The other suspect approached and offered to buy the gold bar for $1,200, police said. Somehow, the men convinced the woman to take them to a bank, where she withdrew a large sum of money to buy the gold bar, which she later learned was fake.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects is asked to call Detective Brian Kennemer at (661) 326-3858.