Scammers Target Tornado Victims

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Weld County Sheriff's office says residents of the most heavily damaged area of tornado-stricken Windsor are reporting scammers offering fixes to their homes at unreasonable prices.

Authorities also say they have responded to "30 suspicious incidents" in a previously restricted area since residents were allowed back in yesterday, including the arrest of a man wanted in a Fort Collins homicide.

Weld County Sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Shane Scofield says residents should be wary of solicitors in the aftermath of the tornado that swept through Windsor Thursday, damaging 596 homes, including 102 which were deemed unsafe to occupy.

The tornado also killed a 52-year-old man at a campground near Greeley and injured more than 100 people. Most of the injuries were minor.

Scofield said door-to-door solicitation is a town ordinance violation.


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  • by Jean Location: Southeast El Paso Co on Jun 10, 2008 at 06:19 AM
    I saw the newscast about the farming business that was damaged in the Windsor Tornado. I would like to know who to email. I do machine embroidery, and thought I may donate some embroidery on work clothes for their business. NO CHARGE. Just want to help a person in the farming or ranching business.
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