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Police say scam involving Eunice Elementary was misunderstanding

Posted at 1:49 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 18:21:03-04

The Eunice Police Department says that a woman who was seen going door to door as for money has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Eunice PD says the incident was a misunderstanding and her actions do not require any further investigation.  Earlier Friday, officers posted a warning about the woman saying it may be a possible scam.

The woman, police says, was going door to door raising money for Eunice Elementary School. It was earlier reported by police that she was raising money for the school’s fire recovery fund.

Friday evening, officers clarified that the woman in question has a child who attends Eunice Elementary and has been going around collecting orders for an annual fundraiser, which was confirmed by the school’s principal. The investigating officer did confirm all orders with the individual, along with donations, which are all properly documented and will be turned in to school officials next week.

“To put it in simple terms, words were taken out of context and misunderstood, which has caused this individual to suffer unnecessary backlash. If the name [of this person] is circulating around, please DO NOT confront this individual, as she has done nothing wrong,” Eunice Police say in a statement.

The St. Landry School Board along with Eunice Elementary say they will not be going door to door and will not have any employee of the school board or school asking for money by going door to door in relation to a fire recovery fund.