Scammers have found yet another way to wrench a few bucks away from the unsuspecting.
A delivery man on Sunday was tossing newspapers onto residents' lawns about 4:30 a.m. when he realized he was being followed, South Pasadena Police said. The man watched the unidentified suspects walk up to the freshly plopped papers and stick something inside the plastic covering, according to the department's weekly crime bulletin.
So the delivery man approached the suspects, attempting to confront them, but they drove away, authorities said. That's when the man discovered the suspects had been inserting a “holiday tip envelope” into each paper with an address not associated with the media outlet, or the delivery man.
The suspects were driving a light brown Toyota pickup.