Templeton seniors scammed by fake magazine fundraiser
October 7, 2014
Two 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.