Camden County Chief warns of scam collecting dollars for cop body armor


The Camden County Police are sending out a warning they don’t need money for body armor. 

Scott Thomson, chief of the Metro Division of the Camden County Police says the department has heard that scammers are collecting money for body armor, and none of it so going to his organization.

“It’s been brought to our attention that there is an organization that is representing itself as a police foundation that is soliciting donations from people claiming that they need to purchase bullet proof vests for Camden police officers. This is completely false.”

Chief Thomson says the department does issue vests to officers.  He wants to track down the people who are collecting this money under false pretenses.

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“We are asking people that if you have in some shape or form made a donation to contact us and let us know and certainly if you receive a phone call asking for a donation, not only do you not make a donation but please contact us and let us know that as well.”

An investigation is underway into the solicitations.

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