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False Facebook profile set up in name of Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:51:32 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 21 2013 05:32:48 PM CDT

The Berks County sheriff got a rude awakening Wednesday morning.

READING, Pa. -

The Berks County sheriff got a rude awakening Wednesday morning.

Eric Weaknecht said he received text messages from friends alerting him that someone set up a fake Facebook account in his name.

Weaknecht said the account was made with a bogus email address and included a message talking about money.

The profile has since come down.

"For people who actually don't know me and have been friends with me on Facebook for quite a long time, anyone else would actually think that it was me and that's a little bit troubling," said Weaknecht.

The sheriff said Facebook users should report bogus accounts to Facebook.