Elderly NJ scam victim gets money replaced

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - December 20, 2010

Action News brought you the story of 82-year-old Peggy Stark last week.

It all began when she got a call from someone pretending to be her grandson. The caller said he had been arrested for DUI and needed the money to pay for car damages.

Peggy wired the money thinking she was helping her grandson, but it was all a trap.

She talked about the incident in hopes of warning others about the scam.

"I just want people to know and be careful," said Peggy at the time. "I'm doing this because I don't want this to happen to anyone else."

Now, Action News has learned Peggy has received a check for $3,200 from an anonymous family in Marlton, New Jersey.

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