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Man poses as Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reporter

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Police say a man posing as a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and photographer has been calling high school female athletes at home and asking to take their pictures and interview them.

Journal Sentinel security chief Robert Maldonado says reports about the impostor have been filed with law enforcement officials in Milwaukee and several suburbs, including Franklin, Cedarburg and Germantown, as well as Verona in Dane County. Police say other school districts may also be affected.

Journal Sentinel prep editor Mark Stewart says staff reporters and photographers work with athletic directors and coaches and wouldn't contact athletes directly. Stewart says a call from a stranger to an athlete at home is a red flag. He says students who've been targeted seem to be female athletic standouts who have already had their pictures in newspapers or other publications.

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