83-year-old victim of theft could have used the money

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

I am writing this to show how easy it was for another person to rob me.

While shopping in a well-known grocery store, I was asked by a well-dressed woman for assistance in reading the contents of a product. In broken English, she asked that it have no sugar. She stood very close to me while I reached for each product and read the contents to her. I did this six times, helping her with her purchase, or so I thought.

When I reached into my purse for my glasses after she walked away, I noticed that my wallet was gone. It turned up within an hour, two blocks away, minus my money, my driver’s licence and a couple of credit cards. It was so easy for her, and I was only trying to help.

Maybe this letter will prevent someone else from becoming the next victim. Being an 83-year-old senior, I needed the money.

I hope she slept well because I didn’t.

June French, Ancaster

83-year-old victim of theft could have used the money

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

I am writing this to show how easy it was for another person to rob me.

While shopping in a well-known grocery store, I was asked by a well-dressed woman for assistance in reading the contents of a product. In broken English, she asked that it have no sugar. She stood very close to me while I reached for each product and read the contents to her. I did this six times, helping her with her purchase, or so I thought.

When I reached into my purse for my glasses after she walked away, I noticed that my wallet was gone. It turned up within an hour, two blocks away, minus my money, my driver’s licence and a couple of credit cards. It was so easy for her, and I was only trying to help.

Maybe this letter will prevent someone else from becoming the next victim. Being an 83-year-old senior, I needed the money.

I hope she slept well because I didn’t.

June French, Ancaster

83-year-old victim of theft could have used the money

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

I am writing this to show how easy it was for another person to rob me.

While shopping in a well-known grocery store, I was asked by a well-dressed woman for assistance in reading the contents of a product. In broken English, she asked that it have no sugar. She stood very close to me while I reached for each product and read the contents to her. I did this six times, helping her with her purchase, or so I thought.

When I reached into my purse for my glasses after she walked away, I noticed that my wallet was gone. It turned up within an hour, two blocks away, minus my money, my driver’s licence and a couple of credit cards. It was so easy for her, and I was only trying to help.

Maybe this letter will prevent someone else from becoming the next victim. Being an 83-year-old senior, I needed the money.

I hope she slept well because I didn’t.

June French, Ancaster