Man posing as deputy targets Sumter County residents with phone calls

Man posing as deputy targets Sumter County residents with phone calls

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a man posing as a deputy over the phone.

During the Labor Day weekend, several people reported getting phone calls from a male subject who stated that he was a deputy with the Sheriff's office, according to SCSO.

The man said his name was Deputy Baker and he had warrants for their arrest. He reportedly said that if the resident would buy pre-paid credit cards and call him back with the numbers on the cards, he would not arrest them.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said this is an old scam that has resurfaced again.

"The Sumter County Sheriff's Office does not call to say they have warrants," Dennis said. "We show up in person." He went on to say that SCSO does not accept prepaid credit cards as payment toward any fine.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with SCSO, get their number and call the Sheriff's Office at (803) 436-2000 to verify.

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