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chimney repair scam warning

Friday, March 30, 2018 07:46 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

At least one local victim got smoked in a chimney repair scam.

According to the sheriff's office......a homeowner in northern LaPorte County

was approached by three men.

They claimed to be contractors......

And...they were there to conduct a state mandated yearly chimney inspection.

After the so-called inspection....police say the woman handed over a substantial

amount of money...

All three of the con-artists were described as white......two were in their

30's and 40's.

The other seemed to be a possible juvenile.

They were also in a blue Dodge pick up truck.

Police say there is no law ordering chimney inspections....

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office.

Despite the scam occurring earlier this month.....the information was just

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