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Man accused of impersonating Lucas County Sheriff’s Deputy apprehended

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Joseph Steward (Source: The Lucas County Sheriff's Office) Joseph Steward (Source: The Lucas County Sheriff's Office)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Lucas County Sheriff's Office says a man accused of pretending to be a deputy on the force has been taken into custody.

The department announced the arrest of 45-year-old Joseph Earl Steward on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.

According to police Steward had been telling business that he is a deputy with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office and asking for donations. Once he received the money, he provided a false donor receipt, according to the sheriff's office.

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