The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fraud/scam operation currently being conducted. The basic presentation of the scam involves the tornado victims of Cookeville and information is shared stating that if you make a donation a quilt will be made and donated to the Cookeville victims. Donations are also being asked for to buy supplies to manufacture the quilts.
Once the money has been collected, the quilts are never manufactured or delivered to the victim. Investigators believe the person(s) responsible for this fraud are actually located in Franklin County.
All citizens are encouraged to be cautious and verify before any monetary contribution is made to anyone concerning the Cookeville tornado victims.
Anyone that has been approached concerning this scam or has been the victim of the fraud is asked to contact Lt. George Dyer at the Sheriff’s Office at 931-308-9420.