Wednesday, April 18, 2012


A resident of the community called my office to complain of a van that had been parked in the community since Pesach. When one of my staff members went to investigate, he discovered a van with out-of-state license plates that had received several parking tickets. A look inside revealed that the back of the van was full of boxes containing shaimos (books or other sacred objects which can no longer be used but may not be destroyed).

This is not the first time that con artists have pulled this kind of stunt. The disposal of shaimos is often done around Pesach when people are cleaning and they have no idea who it is that’s accepting their packages of shaimos on the streets. It’s a cash-and-carry business that’s ripe for scammers. What an absolute disgrace.

My staff and I are working with local law enforcement who are looking into the matter. I'll keep you posted as Further announcements will be made as this story develops.

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