Fraudulant Solicitation of Donations for K9 Search & Rescue
It has been brought to the attention of the Stone County Sheriff's Office that there are several collection jars being placed in local convenience stores throughout Stone County soliciting monies for a K-9 search and rescue.
The individual that is soliciting funds is in no way affiliated with a Stone County Sheriff's Office or the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District. He has presented business cards stating that he is "911 Activated" which is also a false statement.
"In the event that Stone County has the need for Search and Rescue K-9s, I have several individuals to contact that will respond at anytime day or night with K-9s that have gone through extensive training and are certified".
I would caution anyone considering making a contribution to this individual.
Richard L. Hill
Sheriff, Stone County