Winona County authorities are warning residents about a fraud incident experienced by a Utica woman.
Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude said a 42-year-old woman reported Tuesday that she had received a phone call on October 7th where a female caller told her she was representing CMG Group. The caller said the woman still owed $600 on a loan agreement and that the woman would be charged with a felony if she did not pay up.
The victim sent the caller $100 in cash along with three other payments for a total of $250. The victim then tried to call a phone number the caller had given her only to find the number disconnected. The victim then checked with the CMG Group only to find out that she had previously paid off the loan.