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Door-to-door donation seeker banned from Tosa

April 4, 2012

Residents who receive a visit from a man soliciting donations for Milwaukee Restoration Church should not give him money and should call police, Wauwatosa police officials said.

The 49-year-old man has been arrested twice this year for soliciting without a permit in Wauwatosa, with the most recent arrest coming March 16.

According to the police report:

The man and members of the organization he represents have been warned in the past to stay out of Wauwatosa. There is an ongoing fraud investigation concerning Milwaukee Restoration Church, which according to its website provides homes to people battling substance abuse.

The man initially said he didn't know about the ban from Tosa or the need to have a permit to go door to door asking for money. However, he had been arrested for the same violation Jan. 30 in Wauwatosa and was wanted on a Franklin Police Department warrant.

He allegedly told police he uses some of the donation money he collects to pay off his citations for soliciting. He's also been arrested in Brookfield.

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