Police: Man acting as law enforcement scamming Decatur residents
DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police say a man is calling residents and scamming them of money. He claims to be a deputy with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say the man, who is identifying himself as Lt. Jones, is telling people they had been subpoenaed for jury duty and failed to appear. He tells them they face more than $4,000 in fines, but could pay a smaller amount by credit card or money order to him.
The Decatur Police Department says there is not a Lt. Jones with the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators also want you to know that law enforcement does not conduct business over the phone. If you have a warrant or fines, an uniformed officer or deputy will meet you in person holding a warrant or other documentation. Or, the person may be requested to appear at the police or sheriff’s office.
The telephone number the man is using is 256-277-1437.