Police: Man posing as officer tries to scam senior citizen

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Columbia Police Department is investigating allegations that a man tried to impersonate a police officer in an attempt to scam a senior citizen out of money.

Police say the incident occurred Monday around 2:30 p.m.

The elderly victim told police that a man approached him outside of his Oak Street home and stated that he worked with crime prevention.  Police say the man did not name a specific law enforcement agency.