Monday, January 30, 2023

B&E suspect pretends to be Goodfellows volunteer, fraud advisory issued

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police responded to a break-and-enter on William Street in Chatham.

Police learned a man entered the home but was confronted by the homeowner.

The man told the homeowner he was collecting for the Goodfellows.

When he was questioned on this response, the man left the residence.

The man is in his 50’s or 60’s with short grey/white hair.

He wore a black and red jacket and a red apron wrapped around his waist.

The Goodfellows wear full-length red aprons with the Goodfellows logo visible.

They are also equipped with flyers.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to remind the public to be aware of people posing as the Goodfellows or other organizations.

Ask questions.

If you suspect someone is fraudulently collecting on behalf of a charitable organization, please call the non-emergency number at 519-352-1234.

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