LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The Lee County Sheriff's Office has received several calls recently from residents in the cities of Auburn and Opelika regarding a caller telling them they have a warrant for their arrest or have missed jury duty.
The intended victims are contacted by telephone by a male caller who states that he is a Deputy Sheriff with the Lee County Sheriff's Office. He tells the intended victim that they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest or that they have missed jury duty and can be arrested.
The caller has mentioned Lee County Probate Judge English's Office in some conversations. He advises that they may avoid arrest by going to a CVS store or Wal-Mart and then calling him back for instructions on where to wire a payment ranging from $300 to $500 to pay a fine to avoid arrest.
The Sheriff's office wishes to assure the public that the Sheriff's office never calls persons regarding warrants and jury duty and never requests payments by telephone.
If you receive a call of this nature do not provide any personal information and end the call.
One of the numbers that is being used by the offenders is 334-212-9062. If you dial this number an automated message system will answer using the Lee County Sheriff's Office as a part of their voice message, but that is not the their office.
If you have any information about the identity of individuals involved in this scam or any other criminal activity, please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (334) 749-5651.