Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office warns of local scam

News Journal

DAYTON — The Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office is warning Clinton County residents about a possible scammer impersonating as an MCSO employee.

MCSO Sgt. Melvin Hutchison said for several days, at least, someone has used current MCSO employees’ names and titles to request payment on a warrant or citation from residents.

“The caller requests the citizen to go to a local grocery store and place money onto a credit card account and gives them the pin number for the card,” Hutchison told the News Journal. “This is all false information as the suspect is not an employee of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office does conduct or request any type of warrant or citation fees via telephone.”

Hutchison said there are several investigations underway in Washington Township, Oakwood and Kettering involving this scam, and authorities believe they have identified the caller.

“Anyone who receives a telephone call in which a person identifies themselves as a police officer or sheriff should verify the person’s identity by obtaining a call back number first and then disconnecting the call and contact their local police department for verification or contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for verification at 937-225-4357,” Hutchison wrote. “If you have any information about this scam please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 937-225-4357. If you have been a victim or an attempt victim of this scam contact your local Police Department.”

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