Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, along with Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare, warns citizens to beware of a telephone scam in which individuals posing as deputy sheriffs are calling people to make arrangements to pay fictitious fines. Sheriff DeCesare said his office has received at least a dozen calls from people in several communities saying they were contacted by people claiming to be deputy sheriffs - sometimes using the names of employees of the Division of Sheriffs and other times using fictitious names. The callers ask…
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