Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release – False Impersonation & Fraud

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Cathedral City Police Department (760) 770-0300

Issuing Employee: Sergeant Nathaniel Hanley #2501
Type of Case: False Impersonation & Fraud
Date/Time Reported: September 15, 2022
Location of Occurrence: 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, CA 92234

Name: Unknown
City of Residence:

Synopsis of Incident:
On September 15, 2022, at approximately 1430 hours, Cathedral City Police Department received information reference a false impersonation. An unknown suspect has been calling residents, falsely impersonating a police officer/ or public official for Cathedral City Police Department. This unknown suspect has been requesting money from the victims to clear up a “traffic fine”, a “Gag order” or “Criminal matter”.
The Cathedral City Police Department does not actively solicit funds from the public to clear up any legal matters. If you have been, or are contacted by this person, please do not pay any money to them, or provide him any personal information.

The Cathedral City Police Department is actively investigating this case. If you have any information reference this case, please contact Detective Commander Rick Sanchez (760)202-2488. CCPD Case # 2209C-3753.
If you would like more information reference common frauds and scams, please visit the Riverside County District Attorney’s website at

If you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact the Cathedral City Police Department at (760) 770-0300; or via the Cathedral City Police Department website at:; or email You may also report information anonymously through Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers, by calling (760) 341-STOP; or through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME or Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

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