Thursday, September 10, 2015

BOTHELL– Door to Door Sales Scam

This afternoon the Bothell Police Department issued an alert on its blog and via Twitter to the public for a scammer who has been in the Bothell area going door to door with various scams.

Joshua Evan Smith has been reported selling magazines to raise money for a soccer team with the magazines being given to troops overseas. In other reports he was selling raffle tickets for season tickets to Seahawks games. In one incident, a homeowner told Smith that he was calling 911, Smith ran away.

Bothell PD has learned that other law enforcement agencies are looking for Smith for similar scams and that Smith sometimes targets the elderly. He also has an arrest warrant from the Wood Dale Police Department (Illinois) for a burglary charge.

Smith is a white male, 6’5” tall, 190 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair.

If you see him, do not contact him, but call 911.

Bothell police encourages you not to allow door to door sales people into your home. Solicitors can show their products on your porch. While Smith is not wanted for burglary in the local area, given the arrest warrant from Illinois, there could be a danger that he is also casing houses for burglary at a later date.

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