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Utility Scammers Strike Again

(La Porte County, IN) - Scammers have once again struck an elderly La Porte County resident.  On Tuesday a County Sheriff’s deputy took a report of money missing from a home in Johnson Township.  That’s an area bisected by US 6 just west of Walkerton.


According to police, a woman was outside working when a man approached her dressed as a utility worker.  The man engaged her in a lengthy conversation before walking away.  Later, she discovered a large amount of money missing from inside her home.  Utility companies verified that they were not doing work in that area then.


The suspect was described as being Caucasian, 5’8” tall, medium build with gray hair and in his 40’s.


Anyone with helpful information is asked to contact Detective Aaron Banic with the Sheriff’s Department by calling (219) 326-7700, ext. 2407 or by email at abanic@lcso.in.gov.

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