Traverse City Police Investigating Fraud Cases After Man Loses $13,000

Traverse City Police are investigating cases of fraud that they believe could be tied to a larger issue to elder abuse.

Police say that a 72-year-old man is out $13,000 after claiming to have given more than $8,000 in refinancing to a company called “Golden State America” for services he did not receive. He then sent more than $4,000 t a company in Florida to help him sell his time share.

After all of this, the man claims that his bank won’t help him either.

Police are warning everyone to be cautious and to do their full research before paying an unknown company online or over the phone.