Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Cookeville Woman Scammed By Fake Repairman
Cookeville police are advising local residents to be aware of a potential scam that may be making the rounds. Officer Michael Herrick took a report this week in which an elderly resident reported that she was cheated out of $375. The victim told Herrick that she found a man outside of her home last week, looking at the vents. The man then told her that he was checking her home for mold, and said that she had a problem, but that he could fix it for her. The woman told the alleged repairman that he needed to speak with her daughter about it first, but police say the man came back to the woman's home this week, claimed to have spoken to the daughter, and convinced her to give him a check for the work. He then left the scene and has not returned.