Woman solicits money for fake basketball team with 10-year-old daughter

Police warning public about scam

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Benton County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for information about a scam in Kennewick.

On Thursday, deputies responded to a call about a female solicitor at the 200 block of Rachel Road in Kennewick.

Deputies say, Amanda Jo  Smith, 36, was soliciting funds for a basketball team with her 10-year-old daughter. After investigating, they believe there is no basketball team and the money is being used by Smith for other means. 

Authorities are asking the public to call if they have been contacted by Smith or her daughter. If so, call their non-emergency number for dispatch at 509-628-0333.


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