The Herald Bulletin

September 6, 2013

Police: Door-to-door book saleswoman not dangerous

By Jack Molitor
The Herald Bulletin

---- — PENDLETON — Police want to assure the community there is no nefarious intent from a woman who has been conducting door-to-door book sales.

According to a post on the Pendleton Police Department Facebook page by Chief Marc Farrer on Thursday, the woman has been identified as Radina V. Petrova of Bulgaria, and she works for Southwestern Advantage in Nashville, Tenn.

A recent Facebook post on the department’s page accused a lady who has been in the area selling children’s books of being involved in human trafficking. Farrer said Pendleton officers brought Petrova in for questioning and confirmed her employment at the sales company.

“There is nothing that I could find to suggest that she is any more than a door-to-door salesperson for children’s books. I could not find any news release that told she was a threat to our community,” the post from Farrer reads.

Farrer also encouraged anyone who is uncomfortable with a salesperson to simply refuse and only call police if the person is rude or overly persistent.

— The Herald Bulletin