Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Theft By Deception Scam Investigation
Date of News Release: 11/19/2008
(Hazard, KY) - Three male subjects in 80's model Chevrolet Truck went to an elderly couples residence on Elk Creek Road. Subjects offered the service of lightening proofing their residence. The couple agreed to purchase this service for $14.00. After the service was completed subjects raised the price to $900.00. The victim was dissatisfied but went ahead and paid on their insistence. It appears this is a scam attempt to fraud the elderly and any unsuspecting person. Descriptions two white males approximately age 20-30 both about 5ft 3 in tall one about 120 lbs the other approximately 170 lbs, and both had short blk hair. The third subject was a white male about 6ft tall about 200 lbs gray hair and goatee. Anyone having contact with subjects matching these descriptions or offering this service contact the Kentucky State Police 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).