Fri., 9:52am: Popcorn sale scam reported in Trumbull County

LORDSTOWN — Village police said they are investigating a scam involving Boy Scout Troop 101 from Warren.

During the months of October, November and December an early teenaged boy with an adult male and adult female canvassed residences of Lordstown selling popcorn as a fundraiser. The teenaged boy was dressed in a Boy Scout uniform and also had an order form.

Upon completing the sale, cash payment would be asked for upfront.

After receiving complaints in mid-January that popcorn was never delivered, Lordstown police discovered that Boy Scout Troop 101 did not have a popcorn sale fundraiser.

Lordstown Police identified persons of interest and learned that other communities in Trumbull County, including Warren, Champion, Howland and Niles — were targeted by the same suspects.

Lordstown victims are asked to contact the department at 330-824-2545 to file a report. Other victims are asked to contact their local police department.