Sheriffs warn of burglary scam in Turtlecreek Twp., Warren Co. - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Warren Co. woman lured from home in burglary scam

TURTLECREEK TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a local burglary scam to lure victims from their home.

Authorities say an elderly woman was the victim of a burglary on Tuesday where suspects posed as a contractor for an electric company.

The victim, who lives on State Route 741 in Turtlecreek Township, said a white male knocked on her door and said he was a contractor for the electric company. He was able to lure her outside by saying he needed to know where her property line started and ended.

Once the victim was outside, authorities say her home was burglarized.

The suspect is described as an average build with short dark hair.

Although the woman did not see anyone else with him, detectives believe there were others involved.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate and wants the public to be aware of these types of scams to lure victims from their homes. 

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Pastor found dead at parent's home

    Pastor found dead at parent's home

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:32 PM EST2017-11-22 23:32:15 GMT
    Quentin Barlow (Source: Family)Quentin Barlow (Source: Family)

    A local pastor was found dead in his family's home Wednesday morning.

    More >>

    A local pastor was found dead in his family's home Wednesday morning.

    More >>
  • FedEx worker killed at airport hub

    FedEx worker killed at airport hub

    Thursday, November 23 2017 5:45 AM EST2017-11-23 10:45:39 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    FedEx has confirmed that a worker was killed at the airport this morning.

    More >>

    FedEx has confirmed that a worker was killed at the airport this morning.

    More >>
  • 50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

    50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:14 AM EST2017-11-22 07:14:40 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:14 AM EST2017-11-22 07:14:40 GMT
    At least 50 enployees at a health company have lost their jobs after refusing to get flu shots. (Source: KBJR/CN)At least 50 enployees at a health company have lost their jobs after refusing to get flu shots. (Source: KBJR/CN)

    Since September, employees have been given three options:  Get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia. At least 50 people have lost their jobs thus far.

    More >>

    Since September, employees have been given three options:  Get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia. At least 50 people have lost their jobs thus far.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly