Scam Targets Milwaukee’s Elderly

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Dec 17, 2009 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights

Milwaukee Police are warning the citys elderly of an impostor scam making its way through the area.

There have been 10 more cases in recent days on the citys west side including Tuesday night.

Police believe its the work of criminal groups from Illinois who refer to themselves as gypsies.

Theyre very creative on how they get into your house and even if you deny them entry, theyll come in. Theyll just force their way in. They are very intimating and if they want to get in theyll get in, so theres little chance of stopping them, said MPD special investigator Dennis Marlock.

Earlier this week, police arrested a man they believe had been running a similar scam on the south side, posing as a police detective to try to get into homes.

Police believe its the work of a criminal groups from Illinois who refer to themselves as gypsies.

There have been 10 cases reported in the last few days from the citys west side.

Theyre very creative on how they get into your house and even if you deny them entry, theyll come in. Theyll just force their way in. They are very intimating and if they want to get in theyll get in, so theres little chance of stopping them, said MPD special investigator Dennis Marlock.

Earlier this week, police arrested a man posing as a police detective to try to get into homes.

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