Man accused of impersonating public servant, extorting money from victims

Shawn DeWayne Morris is accused of extorting money from internet users by claiming to be investigating for the Harris County Police Department, which doesn't exist.

April 12, 2012 2:46:45 PM PDT
Police are looking for victims of a man they say impersonated a public servant.

Shawn DeWayne Morris is accused of extorting money from internet users by claiming to be investigating for the Harris County Police Department, which doesn't exist. Investigators say the 40-year-old set up meetings with victims, then asked for $4,000 to dismiss their fictional cases.

Anyone who feels they may have been a victim is asked to call the Harris Co. Sheriff's Office at 713-221-6000.