Sheriff: Fairborn bomb threat was ‘extortion attempt’ on senior citizen

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate after a Fairborn resident received a bomb threat that led to the Dayton Bomb Squad responding to the home Saturday afternoon.

No explosive device was found at the home in the 3000 block of Bell Drive, according to Sheriff Gene Fischer.

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“This looks like a lottery scam that ballooned into an extortion attempt on a local senior citizen,” Fischer said.

The Dayton Bomb Squad was called to the home to examine a briefcase after the victim received the bomb threat, Fischer said.

While no explosive devices were ever found, Fischer said detectives are processing evidence that was collected and more information about the case may be released later this week.

“We encourage everyone to consider and evaluate the offers we all receive. Are they just too good to be true? Don’t fall for the tricks,” Fischer said.

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The victim’s identity was not released and the incident report was not immediately available.

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