A Conyers man was scammed out of $1,600 after two men who said they were South African pastors offered to "bless" his money, then took off with it, according to a DeKalb county police report.
The incident happened Feb. 21 just before noon in the 6100 block of Covington Highway in Lithonia. According to the incident report, the victim flagged down a DeKalb county police officer at a traffic stop and said that he had been approached by the suspects who claimed to be men of the cloth.
They asked the victim for a donation and wanted to bless his money, the man told police. The men also wanted the victim to give them a ride to the airport, the report states.
After a trip to a Wells Fargo bank, the suspects told the victim they were going to get something to eat, but never returned. One of the suspects handed the man a folder which he thought had his money, but it did not.
Police told the victim he'd been scammed and gave him a case number.