Deputy Kropp Stops Fraud Scheme

Last week, Deputy Joseph Kropp responded to a call in reference to fraud involving an elderly woman that lives in the Town of Weddington.  She had received a scam phone call and proceeded to send $10,000 in cash each through two delivery services to a location outside the state of North Carolina.  Deputy Kropp was able to stop both packages and retrieve the $20,000 dollars and get it back into her bank account. 

Here is a link to the FBI’s Website regarding Scam Phone and Elderly Fraud. Residents are urged to contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office if they have been a victim of fraud.  DO NOT EVER send cash, gift cards, or allow remote access to home computers.  If you have questions regarding a certain situation please contact the UCSO out of the abundance of caution.  We don’t want anyone to be a victim of fraud.