MADISON — A Boone County law enforcement confidential informant list is making its rounds on Facebook, but the list is a hoax.
“We have received numerous calls about a confidential informant list making its rounds on Facebook,” the Boone County Sheriff’s Department said on its own Facebook page. “We appreciate the calls and concerns, however the list is bogus.”
The Boone County Sheriff’s Department went on to say it was not sure of the intent of the bogus list and an investigation is ongoing.
“We can confirm the information is not accurate and appears to be fabricated for an unknown reason,” the Boone County Sheriff’s Department added on its Facebook post. “We are not sure of the intent behind it, but assure the public we are a little more careful than to put all of our eggs in one basket.”
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