Sheriff's office warns residents about caller impersonating deputy

Staff writerMarch 2, 2014 

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a man seeking personal information over the phone by impersonating a sheriff's deputy.

Since Friday, at least a half-dozen people have been contacted by a man identifying himself as "Deputy Cole of the warrants division," Lt. Greg Elwin said Sunday.

The caller then proceeds to ask for personal information, such as date of birth, full name and social security number, Elwin said.

Fortunately, the caller accidentally called the real Deputy Tom Cole, Elwin said, who then filed an official report about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Thurston County Sheriff's Office through dispatch at 360-704-2740 or CrimeStoppers at 800-222-8477.

The office also can be reached Monday morning at 360-786-5500.





Rolf Boone 360-754-5403

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