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Fake reporter calling prep female athletes

Published On: Nov 15 2012 10:35:53 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 15 2012 11:49:27 AM CST
MILWAUKEE -

Police say a man posing as a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and photographer has been calling high school female athletes at home and asking to take their pictures and interview them.

Journal Sentinel security chief Robert Maldonado said reports about the impostor have been filed with law enforcement officials in Milwaukee and several suburbs, including Franklin, Cedarburg and Germantown, as well as Verona in Dane County. Police said other school districts may also be affected.

Journal Sentinel prep editor Mark Stewart said staff reporters and photographers work with athletic directors and coaches and wouldn't contact athletes directly. He said a call from a stranger to an athlete at home is a red flag.

Students who've been targeted seem to be female athletic standouts who have already had their pictures in newspapers or other publications, according to Stewart.

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