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Thieves masquerading as carpet cleaners bilk elderly woman

February 14, 2010

LAKE PLACID - Faye Hamilton thought she was getting a free carpet cleaning, but instead discovered roughly $400 missing from her bedroom.

The thieves have not been caught, but they apparently were masquerading as a carpet cleaning service. Hamilton was an unlucky victim of this con.

The 79-year-old Lake Placid woman was sitting inside her apartment on Feb. 4 when the doorbell rang. On the other side was a woman holding a flyer advertising a new business she was trying to open in town, according to Hamilton. From Highlands Today.