03/20/2001

Charitable 'police' fund called scam; Police say at least 9 people, many elderly, donated to fake 'Police Assistance Association.'
[Indianapolis, IN]

By Tom Spalding Staff Writer
March 17, 2001, Saturday, City Final Edition
Copyright 2001 The Indianapolis Star
The Indianapolis Star
March 17, 2001, Saturday, City Final Edition

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) -- Police say at least nine people, many of them elderly, fell victim this week to an apparent fund-raising scam operated by a company that claims to represent Indiana's "Police Assistance Association."

Investigators say no such group has links to local police organizations, and it appears to be just the latest example of con artists preying on the good intentions of people willing to help law enforcement agencies.

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