Scam caller tries to get money from local store

Published 10:53 pm Friday, January 5, 2018

A scam phone call allegedly called Harbor Freight Tools on Commerce Avenue Thursday around 8 p.m. An employee told police he had received a call from someone with a California phone number claiming to be a prominent business owner in town and began asking questions about the store’s money.

The caller started giving instructions on what the employee was to do with the money at the safe and register and that someone would pick it up in the morning, according to the police report. The caller told the employee they needed money to pay off a judge.