Iowa Grocery Clerk Credited With Foiling Scam, Saving Elderly Woman $1,100

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An elderly Iowa woman was apparently saved from losing $1,100 after an observant grocery store clerk thought the senior citizen might be the victim of a scam.

The clerk, Paul Johnson, was working the customer service counter at a Hy-Vee supermarket in Davenport, Iowa, on Wednesday when the 87-year-old customer approached and said that she needed to wire some money, the Quad-City Times reports.