The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of individuals panhandling and attempting to sell fake jewelry throughout Charlotte and surrounding areas.
These individuals are flagging people down in retail parking lots, gas stations, and even on the side of the road. They share their story of poverty and their need for gas, or other necessities. The groups are traveling in rental vehicles and will attempt to exchange fake jewelry items for cash.
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If you encounter these individuals please contact us immediately at 941-639-2101.