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Tiffin police chief warns of scam targeting Seneca County residents

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File Photo: Tiffin Police Chief David Pauly addresses Tiffin City Council during a meeting. (Screenshot via City of Tiffin Government / Facebook Live)

Tiffin, Ohio — Chief David Pauly of the Tiffin Police Department took to social media Tuesday to warn of a scam targeting Seneca County residents.

“A black female, driving a black Toyota Rav4 is soliciting for a FALSE fundraising campaign to benefit the Salvation Army,” Pauly wrote in a post to the Tiffin Police Department Facebook page.

A photo showing the alleged perpetrator of the scams. (Photo Credit: Tiffin Police Department / Facebook)

“She is handing out flyers indicating the fundraiser runs from March 14 through April 14 for the purchase of food and backpacks, and requesting donations of $100 for a child or $200 for a family,” Pauly continued. “THIS IS A SCAM.”

Later in the day, Pauly updated the post with additional information. “Tiffin Police have learned the female’s scam is not just limited to the Salvation Army. It seems she is crafting her story to fit whatever situation may induce someone to donate,” the chief wrote.

A photo of the Toyota RAV4 allegedly belonging to the suspect in a string of scams targeting Seneca County residents. (Photo Credit: Tiffin Police Department / Facebook)

Pauly is requesting that anyone who comes into contact with the scammer report it to police.

The Tiffin Police Department can be reached at (419) 447-2323. For those living outside of Tiffin, contact the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office at (419) 447-3456 or your local law enforcement agency.

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