Fake fundraiser

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A teenager is be­ing dealt with by po­lice after he al­legedly went door knock­ing to col­lect money for a fake fundraiser. Po­lice were alerted on Tues­day after a teenager vis­ited homes around Pt Che­va­lier say­ing he was fundrais­ing for an Avon­dale Col­lege trip to Christchurch. He gave his name to one res­i­dent and al­lowed them to take a photo of him. The res­i­dent con­tacted the col­lege who con­firmed there was no such trip. The teenager is be­lieved to be a for­mer stu­dent and po­lice are speak­ing to him, Avon­dale Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Gerry Whit­ley says. Peo­ple should take care to es­tab­lish that peo­ple col­lect­ing money are le­git­i­mate, he says. ‘‘Don’t be afraid to ring [the or­gan­i­sa­tion] and con­firm,’’ he says.

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