Kansas police looking for man impersonating officer

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) - Police across Kansas are looking for a man they say is pretending to be a law enforcement officer to try and cash bad checks.

The man surfaced Monday in Belle Plaine, where he allegedly tried to convince clerks at two businesses to cash checks.

Belle Plaine police chief Gordon Fell says the clerks didn't fall for the story, partly because the man claimed to be a sheriff's deputy from Adams County. There is no Adams County in Kansas.

KAKE-TV reports that Fell says he has heard from other Kansas law enforcement agencies with similar reports.

Fell says legitimate law enforcement officers would never try to cash a personal check at a business. He's concerned the man is trying to take advantage of trust for officers, particularly at rural businesses.
 

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