Money may be available for victims of speaker scam
June 18, 2010
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office is encouraging victims of a “white van scam” operating at the South Shore during the past year to contact local law enforcement to seek restitution.
The scam involved people selling supposedly high end stereo equipment, often speakers, out of the back of a vehicle at a discount price. The equipment was actually low quality and had the potential to damage stereo components.
El Dorado County Sheriff’s cited a suspect in the scam in May for doing business without a license. They also seized money and stereo equipment from the suspect at the time of the citation, Uthe said.
“Judging by the amount of cash on the suspect, we think that had been pretty active, before law enforcement caught up with them, in selling junk stereo equipment as high-end stuff,” Uthe said.
People who believe they were a victim in the case should contact their local law enforcement agency to make a report.
Victims of the scam should be prepared to present the equipment they purchased as verification they were involved in one of the deals, Uthe said.