Sunday, March 28, 2010

Soldier Scam Investigated In Clay County

Evidence will be presented during the May term of the Clay County Grand Jury about an alleged scam that was perpetrated by a soldier with the 278th National Guard regiment. Authorities claim that 29-year-old Christopher Kerr of Celina was soliciting donations for a local soldier who had come back from Iraq and found that his trailer home had burned. Allegedly, Kerr was approaching people in area businesses, telling the story of the now homeless soldier, and asking for and receiving donations, even though the story was not true.