Police impersonator tries to swindle Michiganders out of money

(Photo courtesy: WHMI)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS)—An old phone scam is resurfacing in Michigan.

The Livingston County Sheriff Department says the caller identifies himself as either Major Paul Stephens or Lt. Ed Gable and claims to be from the warrants division of the sheriff’s office. The police impersonator then asks for money in order to cancel a warrant so the victim won’t be arrested. In some cases, the suspect has demanded credit card and bank information from the caller.

Investigators say the suspect has made the calls on several occasions over the last two years.

The sheriff’s office says at no time would one of their officers contact someone by phone and demand money to clear up a warrant. Anyone who receives suspicious calls of this nature is asked to note the incoming phone number and share it with a 911 operator.

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