Another case of someone claiming to be a Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy on a scam related phone call has been reported in Murfreesboro.
On Wednesday, a 74 year old female called Murfreesboro Police to tell them that a man called her home claiming to be a Sgt. Scectario with the Sheriff's Office. The man told the woman that she has warrants for her arrest because she failed to report for jury duty. The victim was told that a total of five outstanding warrants would cost her $2,500.
Evidently, the victim was concerned over the issue and actually believed the fictitious sergeant who told her she needed to pay the fee.
The victim gave the subject her credit card number over the phone, but the man told her the card would not work. After being told the card wouldn't be sufficient, the woman was told to meet the man at the local jail on the New Salem Highway. The man even told the female what room he would be in.
Before hanging up, the caller told the woman to call the Sheriff's Office. He then provided her a phone number that is not actually the Sheriff's Office, but a line that was apparently being used to make people think they are calling the local law enforcement department.
WGNS called the phone number and this is the recorded message that we captured...
During the message, the male voice stated that the Sheriff's Office is on New Salem Road, but in reality it is on the New Salem Highway, not "Road."
As for the female victim, she called and cancelled her credit card before it could be used by the scammer.
No arrests have been made, but the case is being investigated.
MPD Incident 17-13177