Weather Forecast

This man, caught on camera at US Bank in Cottage Grove, is suspected of swindling a retired Cottage Grove couple out of $7,000. Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call police.

UPDATED: Police seeking man who swindled CG couple out of $7,000

Email News Alerts

Cottage Grove police are seeking a man who allegedly swindled an elderly Cottage Grove couple out of nearly $7,000 by promising to do repair work on their home.


The man identified himself to the couple as Joe Murphy and stated he worked for a company called On Top Construction, according to a Cottage Grove Police Department press release.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
(651) 459-7600