Ohio police agency trying to take down fake Facebook page

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland police department is warning residents about a fake Facebook page purporting to be the department’s actual page.

The Parma Police Department said Wednesday detectives were working with Facebook to have the fake account removed.

The agency says its Facebook page is titled “City of Parma Police Department” while the fake account uses the same name with the word “the” at the beginning.

The fake page posted items about ways sex offenders could have their names taken off the state sex offender database. The page also posted an item saying it would be illegal to help the homeless for three months.

Several people posted outraged comments at proposals on the page without realizing it was fake.