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Vigil for Relisha Rudd

Source: The Washington Post / Getty

24-year-old David Green of Miami and the 17-year-old boy were charged with felony theft, attempted felony theft and conspiracy as part a nationwide “Grandma Scam.”

Police learned that three elderly victims in Indiana, South Dakota and Florida were under the assumption that one of their grandchildren was in legal trouble and needed money.

The elderly victims mailed cash to various locations across the country.

Police recovered $30,000 in the alleged scam.