A man and woman were arrested Thursday in Turlock on suspicion of impersonating firefighters and fraud, authorities said.
Melissa Annis, 30, and Jay Jackson, 54, both from Merced, were taken into custody after police were sent several cell phone photos of the pair who were dressed as firefighters and soliciting people for money near Monte Vista Crossings.
Police arrived to the area and found Annis and Jackson near the AM/PM near the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Countryside Drive.
They were taken into custody.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Officer Jose Calvache at (209) 668-5550 ext. 6716. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.