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That officer asking for money to resolve an arrest warrant over jury duty? It's a scam

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 16:20:49-04

DENVER -- That "officer" calling and saying you have a warrant out for your arrest because you missed jury duty is a scam artist.

The Broomfield Police Department and the Weld County Sheriff's Office issued alerts about the scam this week.

Broomfield Police wrote on Facebook:

SCAM ALERT!
Local residents have been receiving calls from someone posing as a Broomfield Police Officer. He says that you have failed to appear in court on a jury summons and to avoid an arrest you need to send a cash bond money order or risk being arrested.
Broomfield PD is not making these calls!

* Do not give any information about yourself
* Do not send money
* Hang up immediately
* Call Broomfield Police non-emergency at 303.438.6400.

The Weld County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook:

We are sorry to report another scam involving a suspect impersonating one of our deputies!

Multiple citizens have reported being contacted by Corporal Dan Boyle with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office who says that he needs a return call in reference an arrest warrant for a missed Grand Jury appearance. The caller later tries to collect money as a way to resolve the warrant.

The Weld County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public that arrest warrants cannot be resolved through payment, nor would we ever contact anyone for this purpose.

If you are contacted by anyone claiming to be a law enforcement officer who tries to take your money over the phone, please contact us immediately!

 

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office warned about the scam earlier this year.

Officials with Jefferson County and Weld County said if you miss jury duty, you'll get a warning letter in the mail or via email. The letter will tell you to contact the county to reschedule.

If you fail to respond, the court can issue a contempt citation.

A deputy may contact you about that citation, but they can't ask you for money to make it go away because the sentence for failing to comply is a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to three days in jail. A judge would need to decide that sentence.

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