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Solicitors aren't part of Boys & Girls Club
Director says magazine sellers are hurting club’s reputation

KINGMAN - The Boys and Girls Club of Kingman says it is not associated with solicitors knocking on doors claiming to be doing fundraising for the group.

In at least one case, the solicitor harassed a resident after she declined to make a donation.

"We have nothing to do with these people," said Boys and Girls Club Director Noreen Frisch, who has received several complaints about the solicitors' activities. "It is affecting the reputation of our club."

One resident who lives off of Hualapai Mountain Road near Fripps Ranch Road said she opened her door to one of the solicitors the evening of March 22. She said the man, who appeared to be in his 20s, said he was raising funds for the Boys and Clubs Club by selling books and magazines.

The woman gave the solicitor her name and phone number after she agreed to buy a $10 book, the cheapest he was offering. The man took her money but then tried to sell her a higher priced item after he said he was out of the $10 book.

After a brief discussion, the woman said she began to have her doubts about the man and grabbed her $10 out of his hand before shutting her door.

The man then began to beat on her door and called her multiple times using the phone number she provided moments earlier.

The woman called police and the man was still on her porch when they arrived.

"I was pretty scared," she said.

It is not known if the individual was cited or what actions, if any have been taken against the solicitors as the Kingman Police Department did not return calls related to the matter.

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