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Farmington police warn of teenager trying to scam money from residents

Farmington police are looking for help in locating a teenager who may be trying to scam residents by claiming to raise money for a school fundraiser.

Just before 4 p.m. Friday, Farmington police posted a message on the city of Farmington's social media sites, warning residents about a potential scam involving a juvenile male. According to the message, the teen is going door to door, claiming to sell cookies for a camp sponsored by Boeckman Middle School.

Boeckman Middle School is not holding any fundraiser of this kind, according to police. Police warn the teen's claims are, in reality, an attempt to scam money from residents.

Police ask that anyone who has seen this individual, or who may have given money to this teen, report the incident to the Farmington Police Department, by dialing 911.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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