Con Man Posing as Cop Targeting Elderly in Bath, Fairlawn
Bath police report the investigation is ongoing and that measures have been taken to protect potential victims.
Last Friday, police dispatchers received calls from two elderly Bath women who were reportedly harassed by a scam artist posing as a cop.
During each call, a man identifying himself as Capt. Jack Dembrowski informs the women their checking accounts have been illegally accessed, according to a message posted on the Bath Police Department's Facebook page
He then prods about whether the women have weapons or valuables in their homes, and becomes aggressive when they refuse to answer, Fox 8 News reports.
Bath Police Chief Michael McNeely said the con man was likely trying to figure out whether there were valuables in the homes worth stealing.
He added that residents in Copley Township and Fairlawn have received similar reports.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Bath Police Capt. Greg Lang said the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.