Carroll Digest

CARROLL DIGEST

February 04, 2007

Democratic Club to meet tomorrow

The Carroll County Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Frisco Family Pub in Carroll Plaza Shopping Center on Englar Road, Westminster.

Planning Bureau Chief Brenda Dinne will give an update on the Pathways Project that will be incorporated into the county Master Plan. Members are urged to look at the information at www.carrollpathways.org and take questions and comments to the meeting.

Visitors are invited to come for an informal dinner before the program.

Information: 410-876-6201.

N.C. travel agency focus of probe

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is participating in a multi-state investigation of a North Carolina-based travel agency that has allegedly bilked thousands of dollars from unwary victims, including at least 35 in Carroll County.

The Carroll residents have been defrauded of more than $115,000 by Southern Travel LLC, authorities said. Since early January, investigators have received more than 70 reports from victims in the Baltimore area. Many of the Carroll victims had purchased a seven-day vacation to Hawaii after attending a December 2006 presentation given by Southern Travel LLC's owner, Barbara Herrington, at the Westminster VFW, authorities said.

The trip, valued at $1,025, allegedly included airfare, a rental car, hotel room and a cruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Ship, Pride of Hawaii. Anyone with information about the agency is asked to call 410-386-2900, or the Anonymous TIPS Hotline at 888-399-TIPP.

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