‘Salt and Pepper Bandits’ case reminds seniors to stay vigilant

Pickpockets Targeting Elderly Victims In Supermarkets

For two and a half years Tamara Claiborne and John Washington preyed on countless seniors, always over 70, throughout the D.C. area while they shopped at grocery stores, using the same scheme that nabbed Tish O’Brien’s wallet.

“She put it close to my chin and asked me if it had any peanut products in it because she was allergic to peanuts and I started to try and read it… went to reach for my glasses in my purse and she pulled it back, ‘That’s alright, it’s the wrong product anyway, thanks,’ and she walked away,” says O’Brien.

Washington walked away with O’Brien’s wallet. Security cameras caught Claiborne in disguise charging thousands of dollars of gift cards.

Read more at Baltimore Channel 7 News





Originally posted 2012-12-21 10:30:06.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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