3 in custody in connection with man posing as detective in western suburbs


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DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. — Police have arrested three people in connection to a case of a man posing as a member of law enforcement.

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office issued a community alert Wednesday for Winfield, West Chicago and Wheaton.

The office said the man, who was seen on home surveillance video, dressed to look like a detective.  He appeared to have a police badge on his waistline and some type of police scanner or scanner app active on his cell phone.

According to the sheriff’s office, the man said his name was Jeff Rushmore and he was an investigator with the Winfield Police Department looking into a missing person case.

In a statement, the sheriff’s office said three suspects were identified and are now in custody at the Wheaton Police Department.

Charges are pending.


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