Fake Sex Offender Flier

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) -- Police in the Chicago suburb of Geneva say someone distributed fliers calling a real estate agent a sex offender when the man actually has no criminal record.

Fifty-three-year-old Charles Bowgren was visiting his father in the hospital earlier this week when he learned about the flier that identified him as a sex offender and included his picture.

The flier has an apparently doctored logo of the state Department of Corrections along with the man's photo and home address.

It was sent to Bowgren's neighbors and his co-workers at a St. Charles Re-Max.

Geneva Police Commander Joe Frega says the flier looks like a total fabrication.

Bowgren calls the incident "nerve-wracking" but says his neighbors are rallying behind him. He says he can't wait to find out who did it.


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