Police seek man who allegedly posed as sheriff’s deputy to get money from elderly man

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, at 1:16 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 28, 2012, at 1:40 p.m.

WINDHAM, Maine — Police are searching for a man they say masqueraded as a Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy to get money from another man.

Detective Ray Williams of the Windham Police Department said Wednesday police know who the man is but aren’t releasing his name as he hasn’t been formally charged in the case.

“He’s not even in the state of Maine anymore, we don’t believe,” Williams said.

Just before midnight Nov. 20, the suspect went to the home of an elderly man he was familiar with, according to Williams.

He told the man he was an undercover sheriff’s deputy and that he would be arrested for a civil violation if the victim didn’t give the suspect any cash.

The victim took the suspect to an ATM and withdrew an undisclosed amount of money, according to Williams.

“He specifically targeted this elderly gentleman because he knew him from a previous encounter,” said Williams.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid 20s, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds.

Anyone who has seen him should contact Williams at 415-0403.

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