Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:03 AM by KATC
Updated: Feb 5, 2013 2:58 PM
Crowley Police have arrested a California man for "Uninvited Soliciting and Hawking" which is a violation of Crowley City Ordinance.
According to the investigation of the scam complaints, research shows that the subscriptions being sold are valid subscriptions however it is believed that the subscription is being sold at an increased rate. "United Circulation which is the company that the solicitors represent, is an actual company. However the Department of Justice warns that this company charges fees in excess of the actual cost" stated Chief K.P. Gibson.
The solicitors have presented false information trying to claim that they are selling the magazines for a local fund raiser or that they have been referred by a neighbor.
"At this time we have arrested Timothy Ray Salgado, 26 of Orland, California. He was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on the City Ordinance Violation. His workers have apparently left Crowley before being located. We are working to see if additional charges can be filed against Salgado. We encourage our citizens to avoid purchasing any items or making donations with people or companies that they are not familiar with" stated Chief Gibson.