Police charge woman in camp-fraud scheme

Medford police have arrested a woman suspected of fraudulently soliciting funds door-to-door to send her daughter to volleyball camp.

Carly Rachelle Torres, 33, of the 2900 block of Songbird Lane, Medford, was arrested at home at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of second-degree theft and computer crime. She remains in jail today.

Police searched her home last week after getting reports that she canvassed neighborhoods in Medford, Ashland and Eagle Point throughout the summer asking for money to help fund her daughter's trip to a volleyball camp. She showed a flier from a real camp, but had altered the dates and cost, police said.

They arrested her on an outstanding third-degree theft warrant then and said new charges linked to fraudulently asking for money would come later. Court records show she pleaded guilty to tampering with prescription drug records in January and May.

The investigation is ongoing, and officers could add charges as they discover additional victims, Medford police Lt. Tim Doney said.

Anyone who may have donated money to Torres is asked to call Medford detective Brent Mak at 774-2219.

— Anita Burke

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