Scammers tell woman that Indiana requires yearly chimney inspection

Published: Mar. 29, 2018 at 2:52 PM EDT
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Three scammers are accused of convincing a homeowner to pay for a chimney inspection that they said was required by Indiana law.

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office wants Hoosiers to know that Indiana doesn't have a law requiring a yearly chimney inspection.

Earlier in March, a LaPorte County homeowner was reportedly approached by three alleged contractors at her home.

They "inspected" her chimney after convincing the woman that it was required by Indiana law.

The homeowner paid them a "substantial amount of money," according to police.

The three men left the home in a blue Dodge pickup truck.

The suspects are described as white males. One is about 6’0” tall with dark hair and is in his mid-30’s. Another is about 6’0” tall, bald and in his early 40’s. The third suspect is about 5’8” tall and either a juvenile or young adult.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact Detective D.J. Vohs at 219-326-7700 ext. 2443 or through email at