Knox County officials warn of burial scam

Knox County officials warn of burial scam


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a scam in which a man is soliciting businesses and people for money to help pay for his father's burial.

Deputies say the man, described as a white male in his late 30s, has been going to businesses and parking lots in the Karns area, asking for money. He has also made phone calls soliciting for money.

Officials say his father has already been buried and the family does not owe any money.

Anyone who comes in contact with this man is warned not to give him any money and is asked to call KCSO at (865) 215-2243.

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