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Fraudster targets mostly elderly in Vernon with sob stories

VERNON – The Mounties in Vernon are warning residents of a door-to-door scam artist.

Police say in the past three days, the man has been mostly targetting elderly homeowners asking for $30 for various reasons.

He has been working the area of 48th Avenue to 30th Avenue.

The suspect has a thin build, is in his late 20’s to early 30’s, and was wearing shorts and a red baseball cap.

RCMP Cst. Jocelyn Noseworthy cautions the public to be “money smart” and to report any suspicious activity, especially if they’re concerned for their safety.

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