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New fraud hitting the community
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New fraud hitting the community

Citrus County, FL -- Over the past several weeks, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has had at least two reports of what looks to be a new fraud circulating in the county.

A 65-year-old Crystal River woman and a 39-year-old Homosassa female were approached at local gas stations by a black male, reportedly between 30 and 35 years old, and dressed in military camouflage.

He told the women that he just returned from Iraq and was given vouchers by the army to assist families with paying their electric bills. All he needed from them was $100. Both victims gave him the money, but the utility bills were never paid.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspect’s identity is asked to call 911 or 726-1121 right away. Or contact Crime Stoppers of Citrus County, Inc.

Report your tip by texting CITRUS to 274637 (Crimes), clicking on www.crimestopperscitrus.com or calling 1-888-ANY-TIPS toll-free. Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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