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Scam targets churches


Champaign – Police are investigating a scam that targets churches.


Champaign Police say Alan Farah stopped in a local church asking for money. He told them he needed to travel to Syria to help with funeral arrangements for his parents.


The church collected hundreds of dollars for the man. After searching the internet, it was determined the man was linked to the same scam in several states.

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