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UPDATE: Police investigate scam involving Elmwood students

BLOOMDALE — Three high school students collected donations in Findlay and Wood County with a fake cancer story, the Elmwood superintendent said today.

The students knocked on doors of area residences and told varying stories of fundraising for a fellow student or teacher with cancer, said Superintendent Tony Borton.

“None of them are true. They simply gave a different story to each victim,” Borton said.

Borton said the school district was not involved and will provide paperwork to authenticate its future fundraisers.

School discipline is pending and a sheriff’s deputy will investigate for possible charges, he said.

Courier reporter Ryan Dunn will have more in Friday’s newspaper.

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