Charitable 'police' fund called scam; Police say at least 9 people, many elderly, donated to fake 'Police Assistance Association.'
By Tom Spalding Staff Writer
(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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