Alleged scammers try to sell fake gold to Layton police chief
LAYTON, Utah — Layton police arrested a group of people after they allegedly tried to sell fake gold to the city’s police chief.
Police warned the public about the scam in a social media post on Monday afternoon.
“A group of people have recently been in our area approaching people in parking lots and offering to sell them gold,” the post said. “The victims have found out later that the gold they purchased was fake.”
Police arrested two men and a woman who reportedly approached Chief Allen Swanson in a Walmart parking lot and tried to sell him some bogus gold.
The suspects had thick European accents. They were working out of a newer model SUV. It’s believed the SUV was rented.
The suspects often had children with them in the vehicle. They said they needed the money to care for the children.
Police want anyone who had a similar experience to call them at 801-497-8300
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