8/14/14 – 5:05 A.M.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says someone has been calling area residents, pretending to be a sheriff deputy in an attempt to steal money from them. A release from the office says the caller tells the potential targets there is a bench warrant out for their arrest. They then say they can avoid being arrested by placing a certain amount of money on a prepaid credit card and then giving them the information from that card.
Deputies don’t request money from people over the phone. If you’ve received a call like this you’re urged to report it to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. The number is (419)424-7097.