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Police Warning Clinton County Residents About Building Work Scam

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Police are looking for the man in this surveillance photo in connection with a scam in Clinton County (Courtesy: Clinton County Sheriff's Office

Police are looking for the man in this surveillance photo in connection with a scam in Clinton County (Courtesy: Clinton County Sheriff’s Office

CLINTON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOX) - The Clinton County Sheriff is warning residents near Breese to be on the lookout for scammers preying on the elderly.

Sheriff Mike Kreky tells KMOX, the alleged scammers told an elderly woman her building needed new lightning rods. The men did the work and the woman paid by check.

Kreky says the work was shoddy and over priced.

Police are now looking at surveillance video to identify the man who cashed the victim’s check at a nearby bank.

Today the men came back to the woman’s home, but she refused to pay and the men left.

If you encounter someone soliciting work, call police.

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