The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

September 25, 2012

Police report phone scam

BY CAROL HICKS
Commercial-News

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston Police Chief Mark Drollinger warns residents about a telephone scam reported by citizens.

Solicitors claim to be raising money for local police departments to purchase teddy bears to be given to grieving children. Some calls are coming from, a Chicago-based number.

The Hoopeston Police Department has no affiliation with the organization, Drollinger said.