Police warn of home contracting scam impacting elderly residents

Posted at 7:34 PM, Jan 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-27 19:39:36-05

MICHIGAN — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a contracting scam reportedly targeting elderly residents  in Grand Rapids and in other communities.

Police say incidents also have been reported in Kalamazoo and Lansing.

The suspects allegedly tell the homeowner there’s something wrong with the exterior of their home.  Police say while one of the suspects distracts the victim, the other enters the home and  typically steals cash from them.