The Fayetteville Police Department has received information that this morning there was a subject in the area of McPherson Church Road and Skibo Road attempting to solicit money in the name of Shaniya Davis. The subject was described as a white male wearing a grey sweatshirt and a dark hat. He was holding a piece of cardboard which said he was collecting money for Shaniya. He was attempting to collect money from passing motorists. When asked he told one motorist that he was collecting money for the Fayetteville Police Department. The motorist noted that the man stuttered.
No member or representative of the Fayetteville Police Department is collecting money on behalf of Shaniya Davis. Before donating money to any cause one should make efforts to verify the authenticity of the organization.
We are asking anybody that knows the identity of the abovementioned subject attempting to collect funds to call the Fayetteville Police Department at (910)433-1585 or Crimestoppers at (910)483-TIPS.