A new scam has surfaced in the Lake Charles area, and here's what you should know to avoid becoming a victim.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received complaints regarding Michael L. Derrick, 49, of Westlake, LA, "attempting to scam local businesses by saying he is selling a local restaurant's sandwiches for a fundraiser," said a media release. Derrick may reportedly also be using fake names, as well as claiming the money is for family members who are sick, and or requiring surgery. He even goes as far as to tell victims to pay upfront and have the food delivered later. Sheriff Tony Mancuso warns this is a scam!

Derrick was last seen driving a gray 2012 Nissan SUV. If you've been victimized by Michael L. Derrick's actions, or know where he is, you're encouraged to contact CPSO at 491.3605.

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