Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help to find suspect in money scam

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Seminole County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for a suspect who scammed a woman out of $500 by posing as a deputy and claiming that she had missed jury duty.
The incident occurred September 2, when the victim was contacted by a man claiming to be a deputy with SCSO.
He told her that she had missed jury duty and he had a warrant for her arrest. He told her that, to avoid jail time, she had to purchase two cash cards for $500 and call a number he gave her, and then go to a local courthouse and sign documents releasing her from further obligation.
The victim purchased the cards – but upon reaching the courthouse, she realized she had been scammed.
“Please be advised the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office will never call to inform you of a warrant and will never ask for money,” the press release reads.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at 407- 665-6650 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

- Larry Griffin, Herald Staff, LGriffin@MySanfordHerald.com

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