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Harnett warns of EMS billing scam

Posted August 8, 2008 1:35 p.m. EDT

— The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office is looking into an apparent scam that has victimized at least two people.

Investigators said two women reported a man coming to their homes wearing a uniform resembling that of the emergency medical services.

According to reports, the man demands payment for an overdue ambulance bill. One of the victims paid the suspect more than $1,000. Neither victim was injured.

Sheriff Larry Rollins warned that the county EMS does not collect service bills in person and cautioned anyone who received a suspicious visit to report it to authorities.