Hondo man tricking businesses into donating money for fire department, police say

Anyone who sees the man around town is urged to contact PD

Hondo police are looking for a man who is visiting area businesses and collecting fake donations for the Hondo Fire Department. (KSAT)

HONDO, Texas – Hondo police are looking for a man who is targeting area businesses and tricking them into donating money to the Hondo Fire Department.

Police announced the scam Wednesday evening on social media. The man’s identity hasn’t yet been released.

The fire department is aware of the man’s actions, and officials said they have no association with him, according to HPD.

“Hondo FD has been made aware and reported that they do not know who this person is nor have they been active in the community requesting donations,” police said.

Anyone who spots the man, or has any more information on his whereabouts is urged to contact PD at 830-426-5353.

Hondo Fire Department would like to inform the public of an unknown individual who has been seen at local businesses...

Posted by Hondo Police Department on Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.