Man impersonating sheriff’s investigator threatening people with arrest


Last Updated on May 11, 2016 – 12:05 PM CDT

If you get a call from someone saying he’s the chief investigator with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, it’s a scam, and you should call the sheriff’s office.

A man impersonating a county official is calling people and telling them they, or a family member, has a warrant, and they need to pay a fine, Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Carmen Napp reported. He then tells the people if they don’t pay the fine, he’ll arrest them. When anyone asks the scammer questions, he hangs up.

“We would like to inform the public that we do not call citizens with outstanding warrants and request payments of any kind,” Napp said. “If you receive a call similar to this, we are requesting that you call a deputy, so they may make a report of the incident.”

You can call the sheriff’s office at 806-935-4145.