Officer Impersonated



Winona Police are looking for a man who impersonated a police undercover officer in order to pull off a scam involving an elderly person.  
                    
Police Chief Paul Bostrack said the senior citizen was approached at her home on Janet Marie Lane on Friday and gave two men $150 to perform some work which they never did.

Saturday the woman called authorities to report another man came to her door and identified himself as an undercover police officer. The man then said he would return the $150 if the woman paid him $50 first. He received the cash and left never to return.
                   
Bostrack said the woman could not say if the last man was one of the two who visited her on Friday.

The last man is described as a slender white male with light brown hair, wearing jeans and about 25 years old.

Anyone with information that can help police find either of the men involved is asked to call the Law Enforcement Center or Winona Area Crime Stoppers at 457-6530. There you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

Bostrack said police investigators will never demand money in order to return money.  And they will always show an I-D.

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