Chesterton Police and UPS Store Owner Prevent $20,000 Scam Targeting 81-Year-Old Resident

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Chesterton, IN – A clever scam nearly cost an 81-year-old Chesterton resident $20,000. Luckily, the local police and a UPS store owner stepped in just in time. The scam, reported on March 15, involved sending cash via UPS to a scammer. Cpl. Alexis DeJesus from the Chesterton Police Department (CPD) and the UPS store owner worked together to stop the delivery and save the resident’s money.

Police Chief Tim Richardson praised the quick action of DeJesus and the store owner. Their efforts prevented the money from reaching the scammer. The CPD is now planning to raise scam awareness to protect others. They highlight the importance of being cautious with unusual financial requests and encourage contacting the police with any concerns.

This incident underlines the power of community vigilance and the importance of police work in preventing scams, especially those targeting the elderly.

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