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Police warn residents of new phone scam

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WENATCHEE — A new scam could be coming to a phone near you.

Sgt. John Kruse of the Wenatchee Police Department said Sunday the scam includes callers identifying themselves as police officers and asking for credit card information.

The phony calls came to WPD’s attention, he said, when a local resident recently received a call from an “Officer Tony Peterson” of the “Whitworth Police Department.” The caller told the resident that someone was trying to use his credit card…

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