The FBI is joining Reno Police to investigate a string of fake ransom calls targeting doctors with daughters.
KTVN reports that someone has been calling doctors in the area, saying their daughter has been kidnapped and will be mutilated or killed if ransom wasn’t paid.
“That was the worst experience of my life,” said Dr. Louis Bonaldi, who received one of the calls at his office. “For somebody else to go through that, to have that feeling, I couldn’t work after that. I was an emotional basket case.”
The caller even placed a girl on the phone who sounded like his daughter.
Police began to get similar complaints from other Reno-area doctors.
“Today, the Reno office of the FBI, along with the Reno Police Department received several reports from some local physicians who had indicated they received a phone call,” said Special Agent Christopher Johnson of the FBI. “Looking into this matter, we were able to learn that all the daughters of these physicians are safe and accounted for.”