On the Beat in Bluffton

Friday, September 27, 2013

N-B Links: Stay alert of new scams

Wells County law enforcement officials are asking alleged victims of two men arrested for theft to contact the sheriff’s department or their police departments to help officials file addition charges.

The men — Billy R. Craft, 29, and Christopher R. Smith, 34, both of Huntington — reportedly targeted older residents. They offered to seal driveways or perform other outdoor tasks, but they asked for payment up front, Ossian Police Chief Dave Rigney said.
The two, however, never did any of the work.

Along with local law enforcement, though, the Indiana Attorney General's office offers online resources to avoid scams, including a section specifically for older residents. Click here for more online resources, and learn more in the Friday, Sept. 27, News-Banner.

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