By Michael Williams
The Sevierville Police Department is investigating a scam artist that claims to represent St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The alleged scam artist is a woman that has been going to homes and businesses in Sevierville soliciting donations for St. Jude’s.
In one incident a local business reportedly gave the woman $100 as a donation. SPD detectives are investigating the incident. Detectives have learned that the woman has reportedly conducted a similar scam at businesses and residences in surrounding areas. SPD detectives have been in contact with officials at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, who report that they are not currently conducting any fundraising activities in our area.
In response the SPD is issuing an alert to area residents and business owners. Anyone who may have been recently approached and requested to donate money to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital should contact SPD Detective Milliron at 865-868-1747.