PEORIA — A Peoria County man lost $927 to a caller pretending to be a police lieutenant, according to a Peoria County sheriff’s report.

On May 9, the 58-year-old received a call from a man purporting to be with the Peoria County sheriff's office, in the process using the name of an actual sheriff's lieutenant. They talked for two hours, during which time the caller said the 58-year-old had been named in a "federal warrant," and he would have to "pay his bond," the report stated.

Staying on the line, the 58-year-old followed the caller's instructions to go to the Kroger store in Bartonville and purchase two Green Dot money cards worth $927 total, the report said. He then provided the caller with the numbers on the card, the report stated.

Later, at the urging of his family, the victim contacted the sheriff's office, who confirmed that the call had been a scam. A detective called the phone number used by the caller: a man answered in "broken English" and soon hung up on the detective, the report stated.

The victim contacted Green Dot, which said it would cancel the cards. Green Dot also promised to refund the victim's money, the report stated.