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.

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“These lecherous people are pulling on the heartstrings of the community in order to line their pockets,” police said.

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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:

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Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Fund
c/o Savers Bank
38 Auburn Street
Auburn, MA 01501