Police warn residents about woman soliciting donations

New Bedford police on Monday said a woman is scamming residents out of money by pretending to raise money for charity.

Police said Tyane Lopes is going to homes and businesses to solicit money on the behalf of area schools, sports teams and charities. But they said she keeps the money for herself.

Police said residents and business owners should contact their area police station if they suspect that they have been taken advantage of by Lopes.