If you are planning to be a dumb criminal (there's only one kind), note this lesson: don't call a cop pretending to be a charity for police officers.

The Richland cop answered the phone and was told the caller wanted donations for a charity the officer should have been familiar with, but was not. He asked where the caller was and was told Florida even though the caller ID said Benton City! BUSTED!

Richland PD is now warning residents to avoid this phone scammer and to be cautious of giving credit card numbers over the phone.

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