A Elmhurst grandmother foiled a grifter's scheme to bilk her out of $5,000.
The scammer called the Argyle Avenue home of the woman and her husband Monday morning. The husband answered the phone and was told it was his grandson calling.
The "grandson" spun a story about being stuck in a Lafayette, IN, jail and needing $5,000 to get out. The wife "overheard the phone conversation and took over the call saying that she did not believe it was" actually her grandson on the other end of the line, police said.