For a Blount County woman called "Jackie" to keep her identity disguised, trusting police is now harder. That's because two men who pretended to be deputies stole her sense of security.
"He said, I'm from the Sheriff's Office and I have some papers we want to talk to you about. Can we go in the house," said Jackie.
She said the second man came out of nowhere wearing a mask and claimed he was with the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force.
"The one with his face covered said he was undercover and that he had to. And I'm like, you know? But I don't know anything about stuff like that," she said.
Jackie said the masked man followed her inside and grabbed her prescription pain pills and $1,000 from her purse. He told her she'd get them back the next day if she could prove where they came from. In the morning, she said she called the Sheriff's Office - only to find out she'd been duped.
"They said why no, they hadn't dispatched any deputies - so I said, okay, well you better send an officer out here to take a report," she said.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrested Dustin Stinnett and Austin Frank for the crime. In their Madisonville home, they found several items associated with police work.
The whole ordeal has the community on edge.
"A police officer comes up to your door and you automatically trust them because they're there to protect you," said Jackie.
"Nobody should have to live in fear of the police department. We all have to have somebody that we can trust that can come to our rescue," said Tammy Russell, a neighbor.
Both said they'll never let an officer in again before they call dispatch to confirm his or her identity.
Stinnett and Frank both face aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping and criminal impersonation charges. They're due in court on July 27.