A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a bogus workmen incident in Newmacher, Aberdeenshire.
The 27-year-old will appear in Aberdeen Sheriff Court tomorrow in relation to the alleged offence.
On July 30, at around 2.30pm, a 72-year-old woman was targeted in her home on Brownhill Drive.
A quantity of money was then stolen from her bank account.
Detective Constable Katy-Jo Reid, of Aberdeen CID, said: “This type of activity often affects vulnerable and older people and we will continue to target the professional con artists who are responsible.
“People can take some simple but effective steps to protect themselves if someone turns up on their doorstep offering to undertake work, including asking for identification, not making on the spot decisions and never handing over money on the doorstep.
“Anyone with concerns regarding this type of activity should contact Police Scotland on 101.”