Man taking pictures of children claims to be newspaper photographer

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man claiming to work for the West Seneca Bee has been taking pictures of children at Sunshine Park.

Eric DeGrechie, an editor for the newspaper, said that last Wednesday they started getting emails and phone calls about a man who was claiming he was their photographer, but he didn’t have credentials when parents asked to see them.

All Bee photographers and reporters are required to have credentials, per newspaper policy.

They called West Seneca Police, who said they are patrolling area and asking people to keep an eye out for the suspect, who is described as a 5’11″ white man in his mid-30s. He was wearing aviator-style glasses and had dark hair.

Parents say he did not appear professional and was wearing shabby looking clothing.

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