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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BREAKING: FTPD reports door-to-door scam artist casing Fort Thomas neighborhoods




Fort Thomas Police Chief Mike Daly reported to City Council Tuesday night that FTPD is pursuing an individual suspected for unlawfully soliciting city residents door-to-door, as part of what police believe to be an effort to survey Fort Thomas neighborhoods for potential burglary targets. 


Chief Daly described witnesses' reporting a white male, possibly in his early twenties, driving a white pick-up truck door to door, claiming to be soliciting money for Highlands High School. 

FTPD have verified that the suspect, so far, has hit residences on Clover Ridge and Barrett Drive. Reports have been limited to the north end of town.

Chief Daly reported one victim, who ended up writing a check to the man, said the suspect gave the name Jeffrey Brumback

Upon investigating, FTPD has learned that a Jeffrey Brumback does have a local criminal record: “a long history of theft and drug use,” according to Chief Daly. However, Daly and police cannot confirm that Brumback is behind this scam.

Whoever the suspect, FTPD are taking the correlation between door-to-door scamming and drug use very seriously, given Northern Kentucky's recent struggle with drug-related crime.

Chief Daly reminded residents that if something does not feel right about a residential solicitation, residents should ask for the person’s credentials to verify the validity of the request. 

If anything seems suspicious, Daly added, close and lock the door and call the police.

More as it unfolds, here at FTM. 

11 comments:

  1. I looked Jeffrey up on Facebook and it definitely him he knocked on my door asking for a donation for the high school it was for a man who worked for the board of education that died I gave him some change to send him on his way. He had on a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans. Can't trust anyone these days! Smh

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  2. It would be a shame to do but it might be time for a few strategic cameras to be going up. Never thought I would see the day when Fort Thomas would be battling redundant problems.

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  3. Oh wow hes from newport went to school with an also knows where he was living

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  4. Just to reinforce Chief Daly's comments at last night's meeting, police are investigating a man named Jeffrey Brumback as one POSSIBLE suspect. As of right now, the only thing FTPD can confirm is that one of the witnesses reported that the suspect used that name. Information regarding this or any other lead should be directed to Fort Thomas Police, at 859-441-6562.

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  5. This is him. He has several reports on him from his own family members. This young boy needs help. He is into burglary, drugs and more. He will scam you into anything. He needs help. Their is GOD who knows him, he can get help. No body knows how individuals lives are. Someone needs to seek help for him. Jail is not always a good option. They serve time, get out and back at it. HELP this boy lord. I will pray that he gets help. KEEP on the lookout for your safety homeowners. GOD BLESS

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  6. Interesting...Jeffrey Brumback seems to have changed his Facebook profile picture.

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  7. How about checking to see if the check was cashed and where it was cashed at. If so the bank should have a copy of the signature.

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  8. It's not just newport it's even in fort Thomas it's everywhere this drug is overpower the the world

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  9. He just stole my xbox one in Newport. And yes he drives a white pickup truck. The police told me they have no idea where he lives.

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  10. He also uses I need to pay off my fathers burial bills !

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  11. He used the funeral story and also used a story that his phone was dead and could he charge it inside an elderly ladies home in newport. Later he cashed several checks that were written to him for nearly 3,000 dollars. I understand he has been arrested by Ft. Thomas Police.

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