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WATERBURY, Vt.

Police look into phony Vt. investigators

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Police said they have received reports of suspicious people posing as representatives of the Vermont Department of Children and Families. State Police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro said a woman and two men showed up at a Sunderland residence Monday and told a grandmother that a child’s parents were under investigation by ‘‘child protective services.’’ They physically picked up the child to examine him and indicated they might return. The department received an October report of a woman at a St. Johnsbury home who said she was a DCF worker investigating a child abuse report. She examined the child.

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