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Caller Impersonating Vernon Police Targets Local Businesses

Police will never call to demand money or payment for a person to avoid arrest.

NBC Connecticut

The Vernon Police Department is warning residents to be on alert for a caller impersonating a member of their department.

Police said the caller, who contacted several local businesses, demanded money and threatened the victims with an arrest warrant.

A police officer will never call to demand money or payment for a person to avoid arrest. Police said these calls are a scam and advise anyone who receives one of these calls to hang up.

An investigation is underway.

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