Giant Eagle clerk helps couple being scammed

Posted at 2:11 PM, May 19, 2016

The North Ridgeville Police Department recognized a working woman in their city who went above and beyond for a couple who seemed to be caught up in a money scam. 

The North Ridgeville police department reported on Facebook that an elderly couple walked into a Giant Eagle in the city to send money through Western Union. 

Officials said the couple was lucky enough to cross paths with Miranda Ulisky, a woman who worked at the grocery store.

Ulisky saw that the couple wanted to send more than $2,000 to Chile and she began to ask questions, police reported.

Police said it was learned that the couple were about to fall victim to a jail scam. Someone called the couple and told them that their grandson was in jail in Cleveland and needed to make bond. The couple wanted to help their grandson, not realizing they were involved in a scam. 

Once Miranda figured out the couple had been scammed, authorities said, she refused to give them the money order and contacted North Ridgeville Police Department. Sgt. Matt Gorski responded and confirmed Ulisky's suspicions. 

"Giant Eagle could have easily taken the couple's money and taken their share for the money order, but they didn't. They didn't because they employ people that care about their community. Both Giant Eagle and Miranda should be commended for saving this elderly couple from becoming victims today," the department noted on its Facebook page.