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Police looking to identify man posing as cop in West Chicago

The man visited multiple homes in the western suburbs and said he was with Winfield police investigating a missing person’s case.

A man misidentified himself a Winfield police officer.
Screen grab of a “Ring” doorbell camera feed, showing a man police said impersonated an officer on June 4, 2019.
DuPage County sheriff’s office

Police are warning west suburban residents about someone posing as an officer in unincorporated West Chicago.

Tuesday evening, a man rang the doorbell of a home in the area of Morningside Avenue and High Lake Road and identified himself as Jeff Rushmore, the DuPage County sheriff’s office said. He said he was an investigator with Winfield police looking into a missing person’s case.

He had a portable police scanner or the scanner app on his phone and was wearing a badge on his belt to seem credible, the sheriff’s office said. He may be in a dark-colored sedan, possibly a Mazda.

The man visited multiple homes in Winfield and Wheaton under the same pretense, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 630-407-2364.

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