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Salvation Army Fraud

A reminder that not everyone out there seeking donations during the holiday season is legitimate. Salvation Army bell ringers are a familiar sight this time of year. However, today three kids were seen impersonating Salvation Army Workers.

Tonight Captain Raymond Erickson-King from the Salvation Army told me one person even wrote the impersonators a $10 check.

The suspects were walking door to door in Kennewick. Captain Erickson-King says they rarely walk door to door, instead using their red kettles at the front of stores.

They want you to be careful when someone comes to your door. Captain Erickson-King says you should look for a badge like this one when donating.  He said this is the first time he has seen this type of salvation army fraud. Police want you to report any suspicious sightings.