Boy seeking donations for Ithaca basketball team trip is a fraud, police warn

Tompkins County

Ithaca Police are warning that a young boy soliciting donations for an Ithaca High School basketball team trip to Orlando, Florida is the subject of a fraud investigation.

Police say they were called about the suspicious activity Thursday and have since determined there is no such fundraiser happening.

Authorities say they want the public to be aware and to not donate to the alleged fundraiser if approached.

Anyone who is approached is urged to call Ithaca Police at 607-272-3245 with information that could lead them to the suspect.

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