By: KDKA-TV News Staff
BETHEL PARK, Pa. (KDKA) – Two men charged with cheating on grandparents at Bethel Park are back in jail after police said they tried to get bail.
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Earlier this week, police arrested Wilson Burgos Hernandez and Noel Medrano-Abreu for allegedly trying to swindle a couple out of $12,000. They were released on bail, but police said they tried to leave the area.
Burgos Hernandez attempted to board a plane bound for the Dominican Republic in Philadelphia on Thursday night, police said. Medrano-Abreu was arrested when police said he returned to the police station to get the couple’s car.
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According to the criminal complaint, a woman claiming to be a Montgomery County public defender called the couple and informed them that her son had been involved in an accident with a pregnant woman and was being sent to jail. Police said the woman told the couple to withdraw $12,700 to have their son released.
The victims told KDKA that the woman on the phone told them she could send a bail bondsman to their home to collect the money. They said they decided to call their son’s cell phone and when he answered they discovered it was a scam.
Burgos Hernandez is accused of showing up to collect the money and police said Medrano-Abreu was the getaway vehicle.
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Both are back in prison and have been denied bail on their new charges.
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