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Scammer took hundreds from 2 in Iowa City

JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL)-- Police say a 39 year-old man scammed people out of more than $550 by getting them to withdraw money from their accounts.

In a police report, Kevin Penro is accused of third degree theft. Two victims say Penro asked them for money in April and May after he told them his vehicle had just broken down with his family inside and that he needed to get to Davenport for an emergency. The victims withdrew cash from their debit account at an Iowa City ATM.

Penro later admitted to police of the theft, saying he gave money to his roomate for rent. A victim of the scam identified Penro as the scammer. He was also caught in a setup where he was planning on meeting with the second victim to obtain more money.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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