Chatham-Kent police warning residents of grandparent scam


Chatham-Kent Police are reminding residents to be cautious when receiving calls from people claiming to be family members in trouble asking for money.

Police say they responded to a fraud complaint in Howard Township.

After an investigation, police say a victim was called by someone who claimed to be their grandson. 

They allegedly told the victim that the police had stopped him and his friends after finding drugs and a gun in his car. 

They asked the victim for money to bail them out of jail, and that there was a "gag order" in place which meant they couldn't tell anyone. 

Following the incident, the suspect continued to remain in contact with the victim with other requests for money. 

Chatham-Kent Police continue their investigation.