Fake Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographer charged in Waukesha Co.

Jaclyn Brandt

Fake Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographer charged in Waukesha Co.

CREATED Apr. 10, 2013

MILWAUKEE - A man has been charged in another county after allegedly posing as a photographer from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

According to the criminal complaint, Gary Medrow called a local high school athlete on Nov. 13, 2012 saying his name was  Mike Clark with the newspaper, and would like to take pictures of her. He asked her to call her friend to join in on the photoshoot. She called her friend but did not get an answer, and called the man back.

He started asking her questions that made her feel uncomfortable, and she eventually hung up on him. Her family then searched online for a Mike Clark with the MJS and received results stating there had been a man who was posing as a photographer from the newspaper, attempting to take photos of local high school athletes.

The family called the police, and based on the phone number on their caller ID, Medrow was identified and later admitted to the crime.

Medrow has been charged in Waukesha County with Telephone Harassment and Disorderly Conduct. If convicted, he could spend up to 180 days in jail.

He has also been charged Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties for similar crimes.

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