Thursday, May 15, 2008

Unauthorized magazine peddlers

Unauthorized magazine peddlers in Douglas County

At least one person has been arrested by Douglas County sheriff’s deputies for allegedly representing themselves as area high school students collecting funds for school events through sales of magazines.
The fraud was happening in Zephyr Cove, Cave Rock and Glenbrook last month.
The people in question are not legally licensed to conduct such sales in Douglas County, nor are they local students. It is unknown if they were casing residences to later burglarize those locations, according to a sheriff’s press release.
If someone shows up at your residence to conduct door-to-door sales, ask to see their permit or call the sheriff’s office at (775) 782-9911. Deputies caution residents to never allow strangers, even valid peddlers, inside the residence.

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