LA PORTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ISSUES SCAM ALERT
The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is warning and alerting citizens of a scam. Earlier this month, a homeowner who resides in northern La Porte County, was approached by 3 alleged contractors at her residence. The subjects advised the homeowner that Indiana law required a yearly chimney inspection. The homeowner agreed to allow the subjects to “inspect” her chimney. Upon the completion of the “inspection”, the homeowner provided one of the subjects with a substantial amount of money. The three suspects are Caucasian males; one being approximately 6’0” in height, having dark hair, in his mid-30’s, another being approximately 6’0” in height, bald, in his early 40’s and the third suspect being approximately 5’8” in height and possibly being a juvenile or young adult. The trio left the victim’s residence driving a blue Dodge pickup truck. Anyone with additional suspect information is asked to contact Detective D.J. Vohs (219-326-7700 ext. 2443, [email protected]). The Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens that there is no such law in Indiana requiring yearly inspections of chimneys. Citizens are encouraged that if unsuspecting or unidentifiable subjects approach them at their residence to immediately contact their local law enforcement agency.
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