Couple Use Fake Lotto Ticket to Steal Cash From Elderly: Police

A couple is trying to cheat elderly victims out of their cash by claiming they've won the lottery, Escondido police warned.

Investigators released images of the two suspects Thursday, saying they contact elderly people and claim to have a winning lottery ticket.

The man and woman say they will give the victims a percentage of the winnings if they give the suspects some cash.

The couple then flees the area, and the victims are left with a losing or fake lottery ticket, police say.

A gray minivan has been tied to the case.

If you are approached by a person who claims to have a winning lotto ticket and asks for money, call 911.

Anyone who can identify the suspects is asked to call the Escondido Police Department.

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