01/08/13 SPOKANE, WA — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office wants to alert the public about a bizarre scam going around Counties in Washington. A woman has been hop-scotching across the Inland Northwest posing as a volunteer from the Salvation Army. Deputies say she goes door-to-door seeking donations. The unidentified female was first seen in Post Falls, then in Kennewick and on Thursday, January 4, 2013, she was reported by a Colville resident who claimed she was attempting to go door-to-do in Colville.
Investigators say she knocks on doors to ask for sheet or scrap metal.
The Salvation Army says aside from her odd requests, the woman didn’t have the right clothing or a name tag like a real volunteer.
“A Salvation Army person is going to have logo wear on, be identified and will get donations here at the Salvation Army,” Sheila Geraghty from the organization said in a statement.
For now, the Salvation Army is not sure if anyone else has fallen victim to the scam and if so, please report it to local authorities.