ST. GEORGE -- A Utah employer was scammed by a man who called to say one of the restaurant's workers had been arrested for drunken driving and needed to be bailed out of jail.
St. George police say the restaurant paid $800 Saturday through a Western Union payment.
The money was collected by an unidentified man in Texas who posed in telephone calls as a Washington County sheriff's deputy.
St. George police Officer Johnny Heppler says the man has been trying the scam on other businesses, but nobody else has fallen for it.
Heppler put out a warning Wednesday about the scam.