Sheriff’s Office reminds that law enforcement doesn’t ask for money over the phone

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate incidents that occurred May 20, 2020. In each incident, an unknown suspect or suspects contacted the victims and identified themselves as a detective from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

The victims were told there was a warrant out for their arrest, and that they needed to send “bond money.” The victims were then told a deputy would come to their home and arrest them if money for the “bond” was not posted immediately.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to be extra-vigilant when people call and ask for money. If there is any doubt as to the validity of a request, residents are advised to end the call, and then contact their local law enforcement agency and report the incident as soon as possible.

As a reminder, law enforcement agencies will not make phone calls asking for any type of monetary funds.

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