Friday, October 24, 2014

Beware Phony School Fundraiser


No mention of needing to obtain a solicitor's permit

Door-to-door hucksters purporting a book sale to benefit Greece's Holmes Road School aren't legit, police warned Thursday afternoon.
In a news release, Greece police Sgt. Jared René said the Greece Central School District has fielded numerous calls from worried residents complaining of salespeople on their stoops hawking "Around the Town" books and saying the tomes are aimed to raise funds for the neighborhood school.
"There is NO such fundraiser going on for Holmes Road School; it is a hoax to obtain money from residents under false pretenses," he wrote.
District spokeswoman Laurel Heiden said there were reports of a mother-son team visiting residences near the Holmes Road school, telling their targets they were selling coupon books and asking for a $20 payment up front.
The police department is asking anyone who's been contacted by the sellers to call 911.
It is illegal to sell items door-to-door in Greece without a solicitor's permit. Rene said this group of sellers does not have a permit. (SOURCE)
SCATS ~~ Since when did Greece school students have to get a permit to fundraise for their schools, sports programs, music and drama groups or other activities? From now on we should ask to see their permits or else not buy ;)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since Jared Whomever became official spokesman for GPD. Lol

SCATS said...

To 8:14PM ~~ Touche!

Anonymous said...

And I thought the annual budget vote was the only PHONEY Fundraiser!

SCATS said...

To 6:31AM ~~ Nope ... but it IS the BIGGEST!

Anonymous said...

Will you be at the Uhrmacher Retirement Party this week? Will be nobody left at GPD soon.

SCATS said...

To 8:03AM ~~ Wearing my party fur lol ;)