SCAM ALERT: Septic tank emptying scammers target elderly
POSTED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:38am
IBERIA PARISH, LA — Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Elderly Abuse Protection Unit are investigating a possible scam that was reported on November 6.
The incident occurred at the 7500 Block of Weeks Island Road, Iberia Parish when two men went to the victims residence offering to empty the victims septic tank at her residence for a fee. According to the victim, two male suspects quoted the victim a price of $200. However, the victim stated during the process of completing the task the suspects advised her the cost of the job was going to increase to $2000.00. Witnesses in the area told detectives that they also observed the suspects going to different residences nearby claiming to offer the same services.
The suspects are described as two white males, the first is approximately 25 to 35 years old and the second is approximately 60 to 70 years old. The vehicle the suspects are driving was described as a newer model red Chevrolet Silverado dual wheel “dually” pickup truck. Detectives are asking if anyone has information involving the incident to contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-369-3711.