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Alleged doughnut scam under investigation

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com 340-2355

Decatur police are upset about doughnuts that were never delivered as promised.

Don't laugh — the doughnuts weren't for them.

A duo going door-to-door, claiming to sell doughnuts is apparently taking advantage of people, said Lt. Frank DeButy, a police spokesman.

The pair carried notebooks bearing the Boys & Girls Club logo and said they were raising money to replace baseball uniforms that were stolen during a burglary, DeButy said.

But David Varner, director of the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County, said the organization doesn't go door-to-door soliciting money.

An officer stopped the pair more than a week ago on Allerton Drive Southwest and let them go after obtaining their personal information.

DeButy said police are interested in the activities of Kenneth Cortez Davis, 20, and Sikia Rachelle Tauheedah Carter, 18.

Police were able to provide a photo of Davis, who was arrested last October on a charge of allegedly robbing people with a BB gun.

Anyone who might have been approached by Davis or Carter or anyone claiming to represent the Boys & Girls Club should call 341-4609, DeButy said.

DeButy said he would also like to hear from anyone who has received any doughnuts from Davis of Carter.

DeButy said the two apparently went door-to-door in several areas of town.

Varner told The Daily he learned of the scam after residents in the Point Mallard area, Way Thru the Woods Southwest and Brookmeade Road Southeast called him wondering why they didn't get their doughnuts.

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