CHARLTON (CBS) – Police are warning residents in Charlton that someone is calling houses soliciting money for a Fallen Officers Fund that is not a legitimate organization.
The scam comes in the days following the shooting death of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino.READ MORE: What To Know Before Booking Your Summer Trip
“These lecherous people are pulling on the heartstrings of the community in order to line their pockets,” police said.READ MORE: Rideshare Customers Frustrated By Driver Shortage
Police say the calls have been coming from the phone number (413) 239-2393.
A fund has been created into Tarentino’s honor. Donations can be sent to:MORE NEWS: School Bus Driver Arrested In Norfolk After Students Find Loaded Gun
Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Fund
c/o Savers Bank
38 Auburn Street
Auburn, MA 01501