DALLAS - A woman wearing medical scrubs entered the home of a 76-year-old Texas widow, stealing hundreds of dollars, Dallas police said.
Ola Donalson lives off her husband’s partial pension payment and from Social Security. She told KDFW that she fell victim to a scam when a woman showed up at her home Saturday afternoon in medical scrubs. The woman, who even knew her doctor’s name and other personal information, said she was sent to Donalson’s home to talk about a new walker.
“Right then, I should have gotten some kind of a clue this wasn't right,” Donalson said. “But when she asked to see the walker, I took her in to show her the walker, and she said that walker wasn't up to date.”
Donalson told KDFW that the woman asked to see her current walker that was stored under a bed and then distracted her by asking for a flashlight. It was enough time for the woman to find her wallet and take $45 in cash and several hundred more dollars in money orders.
Donalson called police after she discovered that her money was missing.
“It's the first of the month, and most elderly people have their checks the first of the month,” Donalson said. “She knew what she was doing.
“It was all I had. But I felt dumb that I even let her in my house,” Donalson said. “I still can't get myself together that I let her in.”
Friends from Donalson's church are trying to raise money to help cover her bills and have set up a GoFundMe account for her. Her daughter confirmed her doctor never sent anyone to her house.
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