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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Scam call involves impersonation of DEA, state patrol

Scammers scare a Mill Creek resident out of $5,500


Last updated 2/17/2021 at 11:18am

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A Mill Creek resident was tricked into buying gift cards and handing over the codes, at a cost of about $5,500. Police say crimes like this usually go unsolved due to the burden of resources, needed to investigate them. The callers impersonated law enforcement.

A caller stole $5,500 from a Mill Creek resident by claiming to be from law enforcement, but the thief is unlikely to get caught.

Mill Creek Police Sgt. Sean Conner said the phone-scams so common today are often not investigated because of the resources it would take to find out who committed the crime.

The suspects calling Mill Creek are usually not in Mill Creek, and may even be outside the country. That means looking into it would require sending an officer to the site of the call.

He recommends residents apply prevention tactics when a call comes in, with one take-home necessary for...

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