The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office has received information from the Labette County Sheriff’s Office about a possible Phone Scam that has hit several counties in Kansas. The phone scam involves a male individual calling Sheriff’s Office’s and/ or Jails impersonating himself as a Sergeant with another Law Enforcement Agency. The caller is attempting to find out the last person(s) who have bonded out of Jail by saying that he needs to speak to them in regards to a criminal investigation. The caller will attempt to get the phone number from either the Jail or the Sheriff’s Office. The Labette County Sheriff’s Office has released the following statement:
Our office has recently received several phone calls from a male subject who is impersonating himself as a sergeant with another law enforcement center. He is attempting to find out the last person(s) who bonded out of jail by saying that he needs to speak to them in regards to a criminal investigation they may have information about. This male subject will then attempt to get the phone number of the inmate who has bonded out recently. Our facility has contacted several other agencies in Kansas who have also received similar phone calls. It is believed that this subject is attempting to contact recently bonded out individuals to scam them out of money by telling them that he is with the bonding agency. He then tells them that there has been a mistake in the bond amount posted and the bonding company requires more money. He then tells them that if they do not wire more money immediately, they will be arrested.
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office does not release personal information such as inmate phone numbers.
If you are the victim of this scam please contact the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office.