Released: October 6, 2014 - Monday, 04:43 PM

Door-to-Door Scam

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781 4547Date and time of incident: 10-5-14Place of Occurrence: Templeton Gardens Senior Apartments, 283 Heather Court, TempletonVictim Information: Multiple VictimsSuspect Information: Suspect #1: White, female, approximately 18-20 years old, approximately 5'6 - 5'8" tall, long curly black hair, wearing black tights, and a blue tank top over a white t-shirt. Suspect #2: White, female, approximately 18-20 years old, approximately 5'2" -5'4" tall, light brown hair, wearing a red top. On 10-5-14, the Sheriff's Office received several reports of a possible scam that targeted several residents of the Templeton Gardens Senior Apartments in Templeton.
Witnesses tell us two young women were posing as students from Templeton High School and were selling magazine subscriptions as a fundraiser for the high school's athletic programs. In all, seven elderly victims individually gave the women checks and cash that ranged from five dollars to $300 for a total loss of more than $1,000. Templeton High School confirms it is not conducting this fundraising event. Deputies are on the lookout for two white female suspects approximately 18-20 years old. Their description is noted above.
If you feel like you've been a victim of this scam, you are encouraged to close your checking account and to cancel your check immediately. If you or someone you know has any additional information on this scam you are encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 781-4550.