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Boyceville village board hears about scam attempts and break-ins

BOYCEVILLE — At their regular monthly meeting Monday night the village board heard from Police Chief Dan Wellumson about a couple of scams that were attempted on village residents.

Wellumson told the board that a local lady received a phone call and the caller indicated to her that it was from the IRS and that she faced arrest that day if she did not call back to make a settlement.

Another person received an Internet message stating that it was from a Court and that charges had been filed against them and they needed to respond. Both were scams, Wellumson told the board.

Another matter of fraud was brought to the attention of the police department as well. An employee, who had quit his job, told his former employer that he had lost his last check and the employer issued another to replace the first check. But the employee cashed both checks. The matter is now in the hands of the District Attorney, Wellumson stated.

He also addressed the break-ins at local storage sheds and noted last month that a rifle had been taken. This month locks had been cut off a unit, but nothing was taken. He also reported about the vandalism had taken place at the bathroom facility at Pafko Park.

In other business the board learned that they are on track with the safe route to school grant application.

They also learned that the Food Harvest Ministry has outgrown the space at the Community Center and representatives of the group appeared before the board with tentative plans to purchase lots on Main Street to construct a new building. But they asked the board for the continued use of the Community Center until some decision about a new structure has been completed.