On Wednesday, April 27 the Aberdeen Police Department received a fraud complaint from the City of Aberdeen Finance Director. The Director related that she received a fraudulent e-mail from someone pretending to be the Mayor of the City of Aberdeen requesting a wire transfer of money to pay for consultants. The director was suspicious and asked additional questions in an email conversation with the suspect pretending to be the Mayor and determined that it was a fraud. The director called the Mayor and confirmed her suspicions. It appears that the suspect gained access to the email system illegally. The suspect gained access to the email system illegally. The suspect was operating from out of state and was requesting that the wire transfers be sent out of state. Due to the careful checking by the Finance Director, no funds were transferred and the City didn't lose any money.