Two Madison seniors received phone calls Thursday from a caller impersonating a Dane County deputy, police said.
The Madison Police Department said a 75-year-old woman and a 72-year-old woman, who live on opposite sides of the city, reported receiving phone calls from a person calling himself "Deputy Harris."
In one call, the impersonator told the woman that he was investigating some type of fraud, according to the report. The caller told the other woman that she owed money for a fine.
The "deputy" was using phone number 608-208-2078. Police said that shortly after the fraud attempts, the outgoing voice message for the phone line indicated that callers had reached the Dane County Sheriff's Office.
Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the number was disconnected by Friday morning.