The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office wants people to beware of a phone scam involving a request for warrant money at the risk of being “arrested.”
During the past few days, the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports from citizens concerning a phone call they received from a “Sergeant Middleton” informing them that they have an arrest warrant for their failing to appear for jury duty.
“This is definitely a scam,” Chief Deputy John Moats said.
The caller is claiming to be with the VCSO and informs them that they owe $1,200 for the warrant. The caller will then advise the only way to avoid arrest and a criminal record is to immediately send a $650 payment.
The VCSO does not have an employee with the name “Sergeant Middleton” nor do they have a Warrant Division.
“Under no circumstances will we call demanding money for a warrant,” Chief Moats said. Detectives with the VCSO continue to follow leads in this case.