Woman Sought in Ongoing Phone Scam Believed to be Identified

Aug 12, 2022 at 03:38 pm by WGNS

Photo from Metro Nashville Police

In this particular case, a male caller, who reportedly claimed to be with the Sheriff’s Office, told a man that there was an outstanding warrant for his wife and that he needed to pay $4,200 cash to prevent her from being arrested.

The victim told police that he met a woman in a downtown Nashville courtyard who identified herself as “Debra Cook.”  She collected the cash payment and the victim signed official looking paperwork, according to Metro Detectives. Police say that the woman left to supposedly make copies of the paperwork, but never returned. The victim took her photo with a cell phone. Detectives have now confirmed the woman’s identity as Sarah Hamilton.


Hamilton, who has green eyes and brown hair, is 5’5” and weighs 170 pounds. Anyone seeing her or knowing her whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Police in Nashville have not said if this case is tied to similar scams in places like Rutherford or Coffee Counties.

An important reminder: No member of law enforcement will ever solicit money. The public is urged to be cautious when giving personal information to someone who is not a confirmed and trusted source.

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