ALERT: Jury Duty Phone Scam Making the Rounds

(Gillette, Wyo.) The Campbell County Sheriff's Office received multiple calls yesterday from concerned residents. Someone claiming to be "Lt. Mark Richardson" with the Sheriff's Office has been calling around, telling people they have failed to show for jury duty and that there's an outstanding warrant issued for their arrest. Some were told they'd be arrested if they do not pay a $3000 cash bond immediately. The caller even encouraged people to call the Sheriff's Office to confirm. He gave them his own number and not the correctly Sheriff's Office number. People were informed that they must have "cash in hand" or they'd be arrested. The phone number has a Wyoming extension, but the man on the phone has a southern accent. According to Sheriff's Deputy Bob Melvin, even his wife got a similar call. There is not a Lt. Mark Richardson with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office. If you get a call from this person, hang up. The correct Sheriff's Office phone number is 307-682-7271. If you have questions about whether you have a warrant or a court date, you can call the Sheriff's Office, and they will direct you what to do. "Normally these calls are some time of fraud, especially if they warn of immediate arrest," said Deputy Melvin. "Be wary of these type of calls." So far no money has been lost. #county17 #news