Bogus solicitors collected cash for DARE, cops say



By Michael Picarella
Acorn Staff Writer

You may have given money to the sheriff’s department’s DARE program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and actually fed the pocketbooks of illegal solicitors.
The Thousand Oaks Police Department has received several reports of bogus solicitors canvassing local neighborhoods, asking residents to donate money to the program that tries to keep kids off drugs and alcohol.
"We get illegal solicitors all the time," said Thou...

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