WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn people of a scam that might possibly coming to our area. <div style="display:none">read here <a href="http://www.idpa.com/blog/page/where-to-buy-abortion-pills.aspx">late term abortion</a> abortion pill online purchase</div> }}" />

   
 
 
Beware of lightning rod repair scam

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
  Originally Published on: 8/5/2014

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn people of a scam that might possibly be coming to our area.

Usually one subject, may approach a resident and speak with them about the need for lightning rods or lightning rod repair. This individual may or may not do work on the roof. If work is done, minimal work is done, but not equal to the price charged.

A similar scam several years ago, victimized several Crawford County and surrounding County residents. The suspect, targeted mainly the elderly, in rural areas and was believed to belong to a larger organized crime group.

This suspect was difficult to apprehend as he was linked to victimizing a multi-state region. He would pass through and be out of our area, two or three times a year, many times before law enforcement was contacted. The suspect was apprehended and convicted in Wyandot County in 2009.

Should anyone be approached by someone requesting to do any lightning rod work, please immediately contact the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office at (419)562-7906. If at all possible, obtain the best description you can of the subject, the vehicle that is being used, and license plate if at all possible.

If you have had lightning rod work done recently by a company or individual, who is not from this area, contact Capt. Scott Baldosser at the Sheriff’s Office.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The Mend Mansfield Coalition has plans for some positive summer fun for the area's youth and their families. Full Story
Image1 A 17-year-old boy is injured in a one-car rollover crash Tuesday afternoon. Full Story
 
Image1 A manhunt is underway for a dangerous criminal wanted out of Ashland County. Full Story
Image1 A historic building in Knox County that has sat vacant and crumbling for several years now likely has a date with a wrecking ball. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Fire Destroys Former Mt. Vernon Bible College Building

More News