Cole County Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

4 weeks 23 hours 27 minutes ago Monday, October 23 2017 Oct 23, 2017 Monday, October 23, 2017 3:05:00 PM CDT October 23, 2017 in News
By: Jordan Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Sheriff's Office is warning of a scam similar to one that has popped up in the area several times over the past few years.

Victims reported receiving calls from someone identifying themselves as Deputy Kevin Woodson, who told them they missed jury duty. The caller then tells them if they pay with money orders, they will avoid warrants for their arrest.

Sheriff John Wheeler said in a press release that there is a Kevin Woodson at the department, but he has not been calling people.

Wheeler warns people that they shouldn't pay money to anyone threatening a warrant over the phone.

"Remember, we will not call you to inform you of a warrant. We show up and serve it," he said in the press release.

KOMU reported in August on one of those same scams within Cole County.

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