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Faked Drug Test Nets Bogus St. Francis Co. Deputy Nearly $1,000

WHEATLEY, AR - Police say a man pretending to be a St. Francis County Sheriff's deputy scammed an Ohio couple out of nearly $1,000 by claiming he needed to test their cash for drug residue.

Wheatley Police Chief C.P. Kuzinsky says the fake deputy knocked on the Waverly, Ohio, couple's motel room door last week.  The man told the couple a drug raid happened next door and a police dog needed to sniff all of their money.

Kuzinsky says the couple handed over the money and the fake deputy got into a small gray car and drove off.

Kuzinsky says the man flashed some sort of identification and pretended to talk into a handheld radio during the robbery.

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