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Suspects Pose as DCF Investigators in Fla.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after suspects pretended to be child protective investigators in three separate cases this month.

On January 9, a woman posted on a man’s Facebook page that she was investigating allegations that his child was being neglected and didn’t have enough food. She told the man she needed to see him.

In another case, a woman reported a man from Department of Children and Families said he received a report that she was a drug dealer and needed to visit her.

Last week, a man told officials that a woman claiming to be a DCF investigator left him a voicemail.

In each case, DCF did not have active investigations on the families.

DCF officials say investigators will never post allegations on public websites and must produce proper credentials.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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