List of informants bogus, sheriff saysPublished 9:31am Tuesday, September 15, 2009
ST. JOSEPH – The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office has received information that there’s a fictitious confidential informant list being passed out in Berrien County.
Det. Lt. David Chandler said Monday that someone scanned departmental stationery letterhead and posted more than 100 names on it, claiming they are working as confidential informants for the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.
Information received from local law enforcement agencies indicates that this fictitious letter has been passed out at local businesses and left in mailboxes.
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office did not post this list.
“This list has no merit to it and it’s absolutely false,” Chandler said.
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau has opened an investigation as to the source of this fabricated letter.
Anyone with information, please contact the Berrien County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau or Crime Stoppers.