Fayette police report scams 2.18

Posted in 2009 February

Fire police chief Jason Simon warns citizens about reports of two scams in the area, both of which are aimed at senior citizens.

Chief Simon has heard about people portraying themselves as village employees who gain entrance into a home under the guise of checking water pressure.

Simon and village administrator Amy Metz will obtain photo identification badges for full-time employees.

In a sweepstakes scam, residents are asked to send in money for processing fee in order to obtain their prize in a contest.

The Fayette senior citizens group will sponsor a seminar about how to handle this situation, although a date has not been chosen.

Chief Simon’s report dating back to Jan. 29 lists the following incidents: harassment/threats; vandalism; complaints about dogs (two); theft (three); trespassing/unwanted person (three); suspicious person; breaking and entering (three); harassment; assists to other agencies (three); recovered property; ATV/snowmobile complaint (three).

The following traffic citations were issued: failure to display valid plates (three); driver without a seat belt; disobeying a stop light; and exceeding weight limits.

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