The police have launched an island-wide search for a 61-year-old woman who is believed to be behind a number of fraudulent schemes targeting other senior citizens across the island.
The police said based on investigations so far, they have found that the woman is from Sierra Leone in Africa, and goes around claiming that she is a returning resident and lawyer from England.
The police said in the latest attack against seniors, the woman went to Pembroke Hall in St Andrew, where she rented a furnished room on a house from the 67-year-old owner of the home.
Reports are that when the homeowner left the dwelling, the woman had all the furniture removed from the house, and disappeared in the process.
When the homeowner made contact with Loop News on Sunday, he broke down in tears while speaking of his predicament.
The senior citizen, who asked that his identity be not revealed, said the development has left him suffering from stress.
“All mi blood pressure raise. I don’t know what I am going to do, all of my life earnings gone,” said the Pembroke Hall resident.
The elderly man also cited the possibility that the woman may be working with a criminal network that could later target him, based on his response to the development.