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David N. Kirkman
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Asst Attorney General
Consumer Protection
NC Department of
P.O. Box 629
Raleigh, NC 27602

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To NC Senior Consumer Fraud Task Force Members

******Alert #249******

The Iredell County Sheriff reports that a man and a woman driving a white SUV perpetrated distraction thefts against older home owners last week. They pulled up to the victims’ homes and offered tree trimming services. While one of the suspects spoke with the home owners in their yard, the other apparently slipped into the home to steal valuable items. According to an account in the Mooresville Tribune, a victim wanted to go back into her home at one point, whereupon the suspect making the sales pitch tried to dissuade her. When she proceeded into her home anyway, the suspect spoke into a microphone on her lapel. Upon entering her home, the victim found that several items had been stolen.

The suspects were described as being white, in their mid-twenties to early thirties, clean-cut and well spoken. They reportedly drove a recent model Dodge Durango and spoke with foreign accents, occasionally speaking to one another in a foreign language.

******End of Alert******

Date: July 26, 2010

David N. Kirkman
Assistant Attorney General
Task Force Alerts Chair
Consumer Protection Division
Office of Attorney General Roy Cooper
9001 Mail Processing Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Tel. 919-716-6000



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