A Smooth Man Swindles Farmers as Live Stock Inspector.
Huron, S.D., Nov 16.—A number of farmers in the central portion of the state are the victims of a smooth swindler. A pleasant-appearing individual calls at the farm and introduces himself as an inspector of live stock.
The introduction is such that the farmer concludes that the man is a representative of the government, and allows him to inspect his herd. After the inspection a bill anywhere from $2.50 to $10 is presented, which the farmer pays and takes the inspection certificates.
In time he discovers that the inspector has no authority from the government or any one else to make the inspection, and realizes that he has been swindled.
Williston Graphic, 11/19/1908