Nimisha Chokshi, who owns Lincoln Stop & Shop in central Lakeland, knew something was wrong when an elderly customer told her that deputies said he would be arrested if he didn’t pay a Polk Sheriff’s Office fine in bitcoins. She told him it was a scam and he left without buying cryptocurrency from a machine in the convenience store, News Channel 8 reports. Now the Sheriff’s Office is praising Chokski for preventing fraud, but says another senior citizen wasn’t so lucky when he was taken for $1,500 in a similar scheme.

Source: News Channel 8

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