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Police: Man charged after woman robbed of savings by fake cop

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Surveillance pictures released by the police before the suspect was arrested. (Source: Greenville PD) Surveillance pictures released by the police before the suspect was arrested. (Source: Greenville PD)
Preston Bernard Scott (Source: Greenville Police Dept.) Preston Bernard Scott (Source: Greenville Police Dept.)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville Police said a man has been charged after he is accused of posing as an officer and robbing a woman at knifepoint. 

Police said Preston Bernard Scott, 69, knocked on the door of a 72-year-old woman's Calhoun Street home on Sept. 20 about 5 p.m. and claimed to be an undercover officer looking for a man and woman for whom he had warrants. According to police, the man had a lanyard with what looked like a badge around his neck.

According to warrants, Scott coerced the victim into withdrawing $2,800 from her savings and then stole the money from the woman after threatening to stab her.

Scott has been charged with armed robbery and impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Johnathan Bragg of the Greenville Police Department said they received a tip after the story was aired on television.

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