Saturday, 23 March 2019

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together kicks off the second installment

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the second installment of the program Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T) beginning this month and running through November.

The once-a-month class, which will be held from 2-3 p.m., in the Waynesville Library downstairs room, will focus on issues facing senior citizens in Haywood County.

Representation from various first responding agencies throughout Haywood County will present at the classes, beginning with Haywood County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant Matt Shell.

For the first class, which will be from 2-3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, at the library, Lieutenant Shell will speak about financial fraud and scams.

The class will address how much the audience truly knows about scams, why scammers target seniors, who the likely perpetrators are and how to better protect themselves.

Lt. Shell will also speak about health care, medicare, health insurance fraud, home repair/contractor fraud, investment schemes, etc.

All classes are free.

For those interested in attending the first session, call HCSO Public Information Officer Lindsay Regner at 828-356-2880 to confirm attendance before Aug. 17.


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