Fraudsters with fake hospice collection tins on the loose in Coventry

A local charity has slammed fraudsters who approached locals with fake collection tins.

Zoe’s Place, a palliative and respite care centre for sick babies located on Easter Way, said staff had got hold of CCTV after the “fraudulent and deceitful practice” took place in local pubs.

“We are aware that two young girls are going into pubs allegedly collecting for our hospice. They are wearing our yellow tee shirts and have collection tins,” a spokesperson said.

“This is NOT our policy and we do not allow this cold calling approach for fundraising.

“PLEASE do not give these girls or anyone else money as it will not come to us!!

“This is a fraudulent and deceitful practice. We have been able to get CCTV of them and this will be passed onto the police.”

Staff asked locals to get in touch with the time and location of any sightings.

“Please contact Zoe’s Place with the time and whereabouts if you spot them. 02476 361675. Please share this with all your friends. Thank you,” they added.

(Photo: Coventry Bees)

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