Oct. 11, 2022
SPD advises public of potential scam
Springfield, Mo. – Over the weekend, officers contacted several individuals wearing high-visibility vests standing on traffic islands and medians in north Springfield holding signs indicating they were collecting donations for the funeral of 15-year-old “Maryo.”
In recent months, these individuals have been seen at other intersections along Kearney, reportedly collecting funds for different juvenile funerals.
Not only are these activities in violation of Springfield city ordinances, but also the Springfield Police Department would like to remind the public that they should not give cash to any individual without verifying the cause.
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Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters