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Topic: Kew Bridge begging scam
Posted by: Amber In der Rieden
Date/Time: 08/01/15 21:45:00

I thought the following message may be of use in case someone gets stopped by the woman in question. Below is a message received via a Kew forum:

Charlotte Clark posted in Kew friends
Thought should share this just incase you come across this woman. Since this email was sent another 5 residents have had an encounter with her x

I thought it might be worthwhile sending the following information to the local residents. This morning around 8:30 am, as I was driving down Selwyn Ave preparing to stop at the Kew Rd intersection, a fairly panicked woman (white skin, long fair hair and no coat in the pouring rain, no noticeable accent) stopped the car and explained in a state of distress that she had run out of petrol on Kew Rd and the service station would not allow her to fill a lemonade bottle with petrol and that she didn't have enough money for a proper container. As we were dashing off to school and short on time, I didn't question her but gave her 15 GBP for the container (she said it cost 12.95). I then explained to the children that she may or may not be genuine but I would rather help someone out of a tricky situation than not. The children thought about this for a while and then told me that she had stopped Daddy a couple of weeks ago with the same story!

So beware, she is clearly getting enough money with this scam to continue to perpetuate it. I reported the incident to the 101 police phone number for their records but wanted to forewarn local residents too.
the crime reference which is:

CHS 9458 8-1-14
So if anyone does see her again call 101 ASAP giving the information above if possible. Let's hope no one else falls victim to her.

Entire Thread
TopicDate PostedPosted By
Kew Bridge begging scam08/01/15 21:45:00 Amber In der Rieden
   Re:Kew Bridge begging scam08/01/15 22:09:00 Andy Pease
      Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam08/01/15 22:16:00 Anne England
         Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam08/01/15 22:36:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam08/01/15 23:21:00 Guy Lambert
               Kew Bridge begging scam08/01/15 23:56:00 Ken Munn
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam09/01/15 00:15:00 Andy Pease
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam09/01/15 09:54:00 John Todd
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam09/01/15 14:58:00 Nick Jenkins
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam15/01/15 23:14:00 Amber In der Rieden
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam16/01/15 12:50:00 Aubrey Crawley
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam16/01/15 14:26:00 Brian Coyle
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam16/01/15 15:48:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam17/01/15 18:56:00 Georgina Flint
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam17/01/15 19:30:00 Brian Coyle
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam17/01/15 19:34:00 Georgina Flint
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Kew Bridge begging scam17/01/15 20:05:00 Keith Iddon

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