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Randolph Couple Scammed 

Police are investigating a scam that duped a central Maine couple out of nearly a quarter million dollars.A Bank of America branch contacted police over concerns about a husband and wife from Randolph who had made some large withdrawals.The couple told detectives they had been contacted by mail and phone by a man who said they had won a $5,000,000 contest, but would need to pay processing fees. Police say the two withdrew retirement funds, emptied their savings and maxed out nine credit cards, believing they won.According to Ryan Reardon of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, “They took great steps to convince them they’d won and convince them these fees had to be paid or they wouldn’t get their money and they took it hook, line and sinker and it’s unfortunate. This guy talked the talk and walked the walk to convince them which was his whole goal.”Police say it will be tough finding who is responsible, because the couple’s money was sent to addresses in Florida, New York, Georgia and Iowa. From those locations, it was transferred to Jamaica.