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New Braunfels police warn of funeral costs scam

PD: Man claims to need money to pay for child's funeral

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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The New Braunfels Police Department is warning residents of a possible scam in which a man claims to need money to pay for a child's funeral costs.

The department said on its Facebook page Thursday that it has received two reports from local businesses of the same inquiry.

Police said in both cases the man claimed a local funeral home is handling the arrangements. But police said they checked with the funeral home and that was not the case.

The man in question is described as a Hispanic male driving a green sedan.

Anyone contacted by the man is asked to call the Police Department at 830-221-4100.