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Police seek suspects in another diamond scam

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Mar 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 16:35:21-05

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Unified Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two women who sold a fake diamond for thousands of dollars in cash.

The suspects approached the victim at a Walmart store in Taylorsville. One of them said her husband was in the hospital and she was selling a diamond for $5,000.
The other suspect said she was buying a diamond to help the first suspect.

The victim agreed to buy one of the diamonds and the suspects accompanied her to a bank to get the money.

After the victim paid the suspects, she learned the diamond was a fake.

The case is similar to other fake diamond scams reported in Orem and West Valley City.

Police gave the following descriptions of the suspects:

Suspect #1:  Hispanic female, mid 20’s, 4’11”, 95 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes
Suspect #2:  Hispanic female, 40 years old, 5’6”. 180 lbs.

Anyone who can identify either of the suspects is asked to call (385) 468-9447.