Police: Fake Rogers Officer Soliciting Donations To ‘Children’s Christmas Drive’

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ROGERS (KFSM) – Rogers police say a man pretending to be a police officer is trying to fraudulently collect donations for a children’s Christmas drive.

Rogers officers on Monday responded to a theft call in which a man identifying himself as “Lt. Sanders” with the Rogers Police Department called a woman’s house asking for donations to a children’s Christmas drive.

Police said the woman agreed to donate more than $700, but later became suspicious the officer may not be legitimate. She contacted Rogers police and filed a complaint, according to the police department.

Rogers detectives are investigating the incident and trying to figure out what happened, police said.

The Rogers Police Department does not employ anyone named “Lt. Sanders”. If anyone else is contacted by the man, they are encouraged to call the Rogers Police Department at 479-636-4141.