PBSO: Trio nearly stole $80,000 in 'Grandparents Scam'

    Leevensky Lamber, Eghosasere Auboraye, and Keon Smith face charges in a grandparents scam. (PBSO)

    Investigators with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested three people who nearly got away with $80,000 in the so-called Grandparents Scam.

    The scam involves elderly victims who are contacted by phone and told their granddaughter or grandson is in jail and needs a large sum of money.

    In this latest case, deputies saw the three suspects getting a package with a large sum of money.

    Deputies arrested 22-year-old Leevensky Lambert of Miramar; 24-year-old Eghosasere Auboraye of Miramar; and 24-year-old Keon Smith of Baltimore.

    All three are due in court Sunday morning.

    Last December, the sheriff's office arrested a 19-year-old from Royal Palm Beach in a similar scam.

    The sheriff's office said if you receive a call like this, hang up and call 911 immediately. People should also talk to their elderly relatives to make them aware of the scam.

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