Friday, January 13, 2012

Fraudulent Use of Defunct Police-support Group

An article posted on this morning relays Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims’ concern & warning to residents in the area about letters being circulated seeking contributions to “The United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association,” --- Be forewarned: The group no longer exists.

"The letter requests donations to support under funded sheriff’s offices throughout the country,” the article says, but Sheriff Sims reports the address listed on the letters is a UPS mail drop box in Virginia. Authorities in that state have launched a criminal investigation.

None of the letters had been reported received in Warren County, but sheriffs offices in Delaware (outside of Columbus) and Clark Counties (Springfield; New Carlisle) have found some citizens receiving them.

The article adds that anyone receiving one of these letters is asked to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 695- 1280. There is no connection between this scam and the memorial fund that has been set up in the name of Sgt. Brian Dulle at any Fifth Third Bank

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