Police: Evansville man admits to scam attempt

New Media Producer: Mike Mardis

Police arrested Robert Masterson early Thursday morning after police said he called an Evansville resident asking for money to help buy medicine for a sick child.

The victim called police who were waiting when Masterson arrived to pick up the money. Police said Masterson admitted to picking names out of the phone book and attempting to deceive them with the sick child story to get money.

Police have had numerous reports over the past month.