$1000 Reward: Police Seeking Fake Magazine Salesman

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Tue, July 31 2012 at 5:48 PM, Updated: Tue, July 31 2012 at 6:17 PM

Crime stoppers is offering a thousand dollar reward for information that leads to the arrest of one man. After posing as a magazine salesman police say he swindled hundreds of dollars using the ATM card of a 92 year old Medford woman.

Edith Rawlings-Hatcht admits giving up her ATM Card was a bad idea but says at the time, the young man posing as her neighbors grandson had a pretty convincing story. He claimed to be with a church group, selling magazines for veterans overseas. After realizing she didn't have the cash to pay for the four dollar subscription, the boy offered to take her debit card to the ATM for her. Police have released photos from that ATM of the suspected thief. Tonight the victim of that hoax is trying to recover her confidence which she says is low after being taken advantage of at her own home.

If you have any information call the numbers below

Crime Stoppers Tip Line: 1 (800) 850-0580

Jackson County Sheriff's Tip Line: (541) 774-8333

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