Newtown Police are warning residents about someone claiming to be collecting money for the department's K-9 unit.
Officials believe the suspect is an employee of a legitimate fund raising company that represents the Connecticut Police Work Dog association.
Police launched an investigation following a complaint that said they had gotten a phone call from someone representing themselves as a K-9 officer.
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The caller told the resident that he was collecting money for the Newtown Police K-9 Unit and that he would personally come to pick up the cash at a prearranged place and time, police said.
The Newtown Police is currently not engaged in any fundraising effort.
If you were a victim of this fraud please contact Detective McAnaspie (203) 426-5841.