DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 18th, 2008 / 05:00 PM
SUBJECT:Solicitation Scam Identified

The Schenectady Police Department has been made aware of an ongoing solicitation scam using Assembly Minority Leader James Tediscoís name.

We have been in contact with the Assemblymanís office and they state that there is currently no solicitation effort being conducted by Assemblyman Tedisco or any such effort authorized by his office.

The Police Department has already been contacted by a local businessman who may have been a victim and is currently investigating.

As always, any request for a donation should be verified as to its validity prior to your giving a donation. Both the solicitor and the fund should be verified.

If you receive a request for a donation, please contact either Assemblyman Tediscoís office or the Schenectady Police Department at 382-5263.