Police in Fife have arrested a man in connection with the fraud of an elderly woman in Glenrothes.
The 80-year-old woman, who lives in the Collydean area, was collectively defrauded out of more than £200 for window cleaning services on three occasions.
The offences took place in late November and on Wednesday December 6 and Thursday December 7.
Detective Sergeant Tommy Stenhouse, of Glenrothes CID, said: “Thanks to the vigilance of two officers on routine patrol who stopped to offer assistance to a woman who appeared to be in a state of distress, it was established that she has been the victim of a bogus workman.
“Detectives then charged a man in connection with this and I want to reassure the public that protecting elderly and vulnerable members of our community remains a priority for us.
“I would urge everyone to look out for their neighbours and report any suspicious activity to us on 101, always dialling 999 if you see a crime in progress.”
A 33-year-old man is due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court in due course.