CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Local police are warning residents to be on alert as school fundraisers begin.
That’s because some are going door-to-door, but are not doing so legally.
According to the Charles City Police Department, two people were spotted trying to sell magazines at peoples’ homes, without a license.
Lieutenant Brad Worrell says when it comes to fundraising season, only purchase from those you are familiar with.
“If you purchase from people you know ask for credentials. Look for people you know the girl scouts organizations that you’re familiar with I think you’ll be ok,” said Worrell.
The two people selling illegally were asked to go to City Hall to purchase a retail license, but police tell us, they believe they have left the area.