Reports of Fake Cop Persist in Akron Area
An imposter identifying himself as Capt. Jack Dembrowski has called residents in Bath, Copley and Fairlawn to glean information about bank accounts and valuables.
Police reports continue to come in regarding a fake cop who refers to himself as Capt. Jack Dembrowski.
Here's what Richfield police had to say Monday on Facebook to help warn the public:
Residents of Bath, Copley and Fairlawn have been getting calls from a man who identifies himself as Captain Jack Dembrowski, a local law enforcement officer.
“Captain Dembrowski” claims that someone stole a large amount of money from their account and asks for personal information, including where the jewelry, money and guns are in their house. He has even threatened to get a search warrant if the resident refuses to answer his questions.
Captain Jack Dembrowski does not exist. Anyone who receives this call should hang up and notify the police department.
Never give out personal information or information about valuables and weapons in your home. It is very easy for someone to assume another’s identity over the phone.
However, it is also very easy to call the police department to verify whether the call is legitimate or a scam.