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Men Pose as Animal Control Officers to Steal Pets


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Animal control officers in North Carolina’s Randolph, Montgomery and Moore counties are warning pet owners to be alert after three men posing as officers attempted to steal area dogs.

frecklesMoore County Animal Control Officer Frank Ringelberg offers the following reminder: “All our agents are in uniform, all marked. Our trucks are marked. We are really easy to identify.” The most important distinction? None of those posing as officers have been wearing badges.

The imposters are described as wearing white shirts and blue pants. Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at 910-947-2931.