WARREN, NJ - Be aware. A Broadway Road resident reported theft by deception on Tuesday after $18,000 cash was sent by courier to alleviate a situation that was revealed to be an ongoing scam targeting grandparents duped into sending “bail money” for their grandchildren. Warren police were able to intercept and the money was returned.

Warren Township police urge residents to be mindful of an individual asking for cash and ALWAYS check the authenticity of the requests via telephone with the legitimate agency or company they are purporting to be from.

An investigation is ongoing.