The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Caller pretends to be a deputy
Two Columbia County residents recently told police that someone pretending to be a Columbia County sheriff’s sergeant called their homes.
A woman said someone called her about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, asking for her husband, who has been dead for six years, because he suspected someone was using her husband’s information to commit fraud. When the woman said she was a widow, the caller hung up.