The suspect is seen with the victim in this photo. Call police if you know who she is.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman responsible for conning an elderly Oak Grove man out of four hundred dollars last week by impersonating law enforcement.
The incident happened last Tuesday around 1pm near the Clarksville Marina when 81-year old Edward Burt of Oak Grove was flagged down by a black female. Burt is the husband of former Oak Grove City Council member and former mayoral candidate Bea Burt.
The woman had been following him very closely and told him his wheels were sparking in violation of a city ordinance once he was pulled over. She said the citation was normally for 600 dollars, but that she would give him a break and only make it 400 dollars.
Burt and the perpetrator went to a bank together, where he withdrew 400 dollars and gave her the cash. He later went to the police station and told officers giving her the money was against his better judgment, but he did it in case there was a legitimate infraction.
The woman is described as being about 40 years old and a photo of the suspect is in the local news section of our website. Anyone who may have information on the incident is asked to call the Clarksville Police Tipsline at 931-645-8477.