Butler County Sheriff warns of scammers posing as officers to collect money

State News
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HAMILTON, OHIO (WCMH)– The Butler County Sheriff’s Office warns of scammers posing as officers to collect money.

According to the sheriff’s office, a victim told deputies he got a call from someone saying they are “Major Mike Craft” with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, and he had an active warrant for missing jury duty. 

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, victims in these cases are told to purchase Green Dot cards from a local store and read the numbers off the card to the suspect over the phone. The sheriff warns these scammers are usually not in the country but they can have local numbers. 

The sheriff wants to remind people law enforcement will ask for money over the phone. If you receive a call report it immediately. 

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