Sheriff Urges Senior Citizens to Beware of Recent Scam

June 15, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Senior citizens are urged to beware of a recent scam which was perpetrated on a local elderly person.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says a white male, with a large frame build and a close cut beard, went to the home of a senior citizen in the Cherry Hill area of DeKalb County and asked if he could come into the home and check the house for properly insulated walls.

While the man was in the residence, he told the victim that measurements would have to be made of the interior walls. He then asked the victim to take the end of a tape measure and go into another room. With the victim out of sight, the man began prowling through the senior citizen's belongings.

After the victim realized what was going on, he asked the man to leave.

The man was last seen driving a newer model maroon or Burgundy colored 4 door mid-size car possibly a Toyota Camry.

According to the victim, the man said he represented a company that goes door to door to senior citizen's homes making inspections for proper insulation. However, the man would not reveal his company's name nor his own name.

Sheriff Ray asks anyone who has been a victim of this or any scams to contact the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 597-4935.

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