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KSAL Staff - November 2, 2016 12:55 pm

Police are investigating a theft by deception case that originated on Craigslist.

Salina Police are warning the public about a scam caller claiming to work for Westar Energy.

Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that on Tuesday afternoon, a man calling himself ‘John Cooper’ with Westar Energy contacted Roselawn Memorial Park,1920 E. Crawford for a so-called payment.

The scammer told a staff member he needed them to send him $988 for an overdue payment, or have the power turned off.

The staff member became suspicious and the scammer hung up.