Impersonating a priest scam

Local News

DEWITT COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The sheriff’s office is warning people about potential scam.

Yesterday, a local resident received several messages from the email fr.jefferystirniman@gmail.com. This person was impersonating Father Jeffery Stirniman and asking for gift cards to donate to parishioners. After exchanging e-mails, the person realized this was not Father Stirniman. Others in the church have been contacted and asked for favors, as well. Please be aware of this scam. If you receive e-mails or phone calls that you aren’t sure of; remember to not give any personal information and contact us at the Fraud Hotline 217-935-7867.

DeWitt County Sheriff Office

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