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Police impersonator scams businesses in Durham

Posted October 2, 2012

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— The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam affecting local businesses.

Deputies are investigating reports from employees at several businesses who said someone impersonating a law enforcement officer entered the business and informed them that the manager had been arrested.

The imposter said the manager had requested money from the business funds or from the employees in order to post bond.

Anyone who has been the victim of this crime is asked to call 919-560-0900 or 911 when the fraud occurs.

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  • piene2 Oct 4, 2012

    "Now why would a cop come anywhere to arrange bail for anybody??? The perp can't be the brightest bulb in the lamp...
    Vietnam Vet"

    Oh really? He is walking around free with the money and this story has warned him to cease operations, at least in this area. His bulb just might be a little brighter then you think.

  • justafella Oct 3, 2012

    Well I would have to bail out my "Boss", she cooks dinner.

  • Obamacare has risen Oct 3, 2012

    I know this is ridiculous, but while I was out of town last week, one of my employees fell for this scam.MadEnoughToFightWithChainsaw

    Wow. I hope you promptly fired this person.

  • RoyzDaMan Oct 3, 2012

    I know this is ridiculous, but while I was out of town last week, one of my employees fell for this scam. I pretty much agree with the comments on here, but you guys should also keep in mind that people that do this, are professionals. They are very good at making you believe what they want you to believe. I still think a little common sense would go a long way in eliminating this type of crime, but every situation is different. In my case, the story (sorta)kinda lined up with reality, so it worked. I also heard it worked at a local restaurant recently.

  • Tax Man Oct 3, 2012

    When would a cop ever try to get a criminal out of jail? Use your brain. And if you want to help bail someone (a friend) out, you got down to the jail yourself! Did the phony cop know the names of the business owners?

  • working for deadbeats Oct 3, 2012

    Anybody who fell for this deserves to lose the money.

  • harleysfather60 Oct 3, 2012

    I might be willing to help keep my boss in jail. Not out of.

  • Vietnam Vet Oct 2, 2012

    Now why would a cop come anywhere to arrange bail for anybody???
    The perp can't be the brightest bulb in the lamp...

  • johnny2times Oct 2, 2012

    Could anyone have been dumb enough to fall for that??

    ncmickey
    October 2, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    yes I am sure there were....it would take common sense to see it was a scam..

  • ncmickey Oct 2, 2012

    Could anyone have been dumb enough to fall for that??

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