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Report him: Imposter claims he's Ottawa County sheriff

Andy Ouriel • Jun 2, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Ottawa County Sheriff officials are searching for a man calling others and pretending to be Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick in an attempt to steal personal information over the telephone.

A local resident reported this scam on Saturday.

"This male subject would say that they (the victim) did not show up for jury duty and had an active warrant for their arrest," according to a report from the sheriff's office. "The male subject posing as the sheriff of Ottawa County would then tell the person over the phone that the warrant would be taken care of it they sent him money over a PayPal account."

If you receive a call like this, don't give your personal information away. Instead, contact your local police department or sheriff's office and file a report.

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