Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman wants the public to be aware of a scam that has been reported in neighboring Caldwell County.
With all the storm damage there are reports of suspects taking advantage of the circumstances, The Sheriff cautions citizens to be aware of a scam involving tree removal.
A suspect or suspects will approach a property owner who has storm damage and inform them they have two days to remove the debris or by County Ordinance, they can be fined. The suspect will offer a price to be paid in advance to remove the debris. There is no such ordinances according to Bowman and this is a scam.
It is unlawful to solicit business door to door in Alexander County without the proper permit issued by the Sheriffs Office.