Peoria County Sheriff's office warning of new scam

Jan 16, 2014

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Department is offering Bartonville area residents a word of caution. A vacuum cleaning demonstration in the area is resulting in theft.

The Sheriff’s Office reports homeowners are being approached by a female claiming to be with Midwest Elite Sales or Kirby Vacuums. The woman offers to clean carpets for free. Once inside a home, she alerts male colleagues to bring in the vacuum cleaners. One of the team vacuums while the other goes through the house to steal money and other items . 

The Peoria County Sheriff's office says homeowners approached in this manner should call police.