Templeton seniors scammed by fake magazine fundraiser

October 7, 2014

moneyTwo young women posed as Templeton high school students have convinced residents of a senior citizen complex in Templeton to buy magazine subscriptions with claims the proceeds would go toward an athletic program fundraiser, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

Seven elderly women gave the scammers cash and checks ranging from $5 to $300. The losses totaled more than $1,000.

The two women conducted the door-to-door scam Sunday at the Templeton Gardens Senior Apartments, located at 283 Heather Court. Sheriff’s detectives are still searching for the two suspects.

One is described as a white female approximately 18-20 years old and between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet eight inches tall. The second suspect is described as 18-20 years old and 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall.

Templeton High School has confirmed that it was not conducting the fundraising event that the women were soliciting.



  1. achillesheal says:

    Let’s hope there’s a special place in hell for those who take advantage of the kindness of others to steal their money.

    (16) 16 Total Votes - 16 up - 0 down
    • isoslo says:

      Are you referring to people who increase taxes by promising certain things and then failing to deliver?

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  2. isoslo says:

    Whenever a stranger knocks on my front door I tell them I am naked and holding my Remington 12 gauge, loaded and cocked, funny no one has scammed me yet

    (5) 17 Total Votes - 11 up - 6 down
  3. slojustice says:

    I believe Cuesta College is running a similar scam.

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    • Rich in MB says:

      Yep….they need more funding for the Illegal immigrants….the sham continues!

      (6) 28 Total Votes - 17 up - 11 down
    • isoslo says:

      And the city of SLO

      (6) 16 Total Votes - 11 up - 5 down
  4. Ted Slanders says:

    Hopefully these two little whores of Babylon will be caught, and when they are, they should have the following biblical edict read to them to let them know with specificity that they will NOT go to our glorious 1400 square mile Heaven upon their demise! The sulfur lakes of burning hell await them!

    “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? DO NOT BE DECEIVED: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, NOR THIEVES, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

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    • Rambunctious says:

      Dear God will you please break Ted’s computer? Amen…

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      • Ted Slanders says:


        Such ungodly Devil Speak, you should be ashamed!

        I am under the command from the Hebrew God and Jesus that I am to spread his word, and CCN has been very accommodating in this respect to when it pertains to their topics at hand.

        “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” (Psalm 96:3)

        “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19)

        Furthermore, I am blessed when I enlighten others to bible principles that many have forgotten because of their Satanic ways, therefore becoming hypocrites to His inspired word, praise!

        “But he said, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28)

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  5. Pelican1 says:

    This is how ENRON got started.

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  6. Rich in MB says:

    Kinda sounds like a Measure G supporter/scammer to me. Promise one thing and then take the money and run.

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  7. fishing village says:

    How sad, Sunday these people are out there knocking on doors of seniors and stealing their money!!

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      fishing village,

      In your strong alliance with this scam being on a Sunday, equating it with the Sabbath, don’t worry, because as all true Christians are aware within the bible, the Lord’s Day is on Saturday.
      Nonetheless, Christians realize that any day of the week is a wrong day for scamming our seniors.

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      • shelworth says:

        Ted, everyone knows you hit seniors on Sundays because that’s the day they feel most generous.

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