Police warn there are courier scammers operating in North Yorkshire

However, Detective Constable Neil Brodhurst said Amy Molloy is now behind barsother couriers like her still operate in the county.

York Crown Court heard how Molloy, 25, worked with an accomplice who persuaded elderly residents that their bank cards needed to be returned to their banks.

She then showed up on her doorstep to “collect” her cards, which the victims handed to her, believing she was acting on behalf of their banks.

Instead, she used them to withdraw money from her accounts and buy high-value goods.

CONTINUE READING: How police arrested another courier in North Yorkshire earlier this year

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DC Brodhurst, of the Police Economic Crime Unit, said: “Molloy is committed to targeting some of our society’s most vulnerable people, the elderly, to derive their own financial benefit from that.” She traveled between back and forth between counties, committing crimes in one theater of operations and another.

“This investigation proves that there are no borders and we will take active action against criminals traveling across the country to commit crimes.”

“Unfortunately, we continue to see courier scams targeting North Yorkshire residents and I would like to take this opportunity to issue another warning about this.

“The scammers use incredibly calculated and manipulative tactics to convince their victims that they are legitimate bank officials, or in some cases police officers, and keep going until they get what they want.”

“The police or banks would never ask you to hand over your bank card or to withdraw money and hand it over.

“Please remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.”

York Crown Court heard Molloy’s victims were some in their 90s and the youngest was in his 70s.

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