WALLA WALLA -- Six door-to-door solicitors were arrested Saturday on suspicion of scamming Walla Walla residents by asking for donations using various causes.
Walla Walla County sheriff's deputies and Walla Walla police said they were inundated with calls about scammers targeting county residents.
Katrina B. Glock, 24, Skyler E.P. Garber, 18, Kara K. Newman, 24, Mariah A. Axelton, 19, Krystal L. Killian, 21, and Daniel K. Lines, 39, were arrested on suspicion of felony criminal impersonation in the first degree or first-degree complicity to criminal impersonation. They were booked into the Walla Walla County jail.
Police said they are part of a group of 27 working for Majestic Sales that mainly includes young females. The group had been soliciting door to door from Walla Walla to the Yakima Valley, according to police.
Tri-City agencies have also had contact with the suspects, who had been staying at a Sunnyside motel since working their way from California and Western Washington, according to police.
The suspects used different stories when contacting residents, including asking for donations for the Wounded Warrior Project and a Walla Walla High School softball team trip to Hawaii, selling magazines to raise money for a school and selling care packages for soldiers overseas, according to police.
At least five victims were identified, with others possibly in Umatilla County and the surrounding area.
Law enforcement officials are asking residents to call if they have given money or been contacted by this group. Detectives can be reached at 509-527-4434 for Walla Walla city residents or 509-524-5400 for county residents.