Men pretending to be police officers steal from 71-year-old

Police are looking for two men who pretended to be officers and ended up swindling a Gastonia woman out of money.

On Wednesday, Helena Poole says the men came to her home and claimed they were looking for two women involved in a bank robbery.

They asked to see her ID, and she believes this is when they noticed her debit card and stole it from her.

“I didn’t realize they had stolen it until about 3:30, so then I called and they cancelled it,” Poole said. 

The men were able to spend about $70 on Poole’s card before she canceled it.