Man arrested for creating fake Parma police Facebook page

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PARMA, Ohio – Parma police arrested a man accused of creating a fake Facebook page for the Parma Police Department.

Anthony Novak. Courtesy Parma police.

Anthony Novak. Courtesy Parma police.

Anthony C. Novak, 27, was charged with one count of disrupting public services.

Police said the Facebook page popped up on March 2.

Lt. Kevin Riley said the police department worked with officials at Facebook to determine who was involved in creating the page.

The real Parma police Facebook page is called “City of Parma Police Department” and is listed as a police station and government organization.

The fake account was also using “City of Parma Police Department,” but the URL includes “The” before it.

Several inappropriate posts were on the the page as well.

Novak is set to be in court on Monday.