For Immediate Release August 24, 2016
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
On August 23rd the Sheriff’s Office received several calls about a “Sergeant Wayne Matthews,” stating that he is from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and that they have missed court. He is also stating that they are going to be arrested if they do not get pre-paid cards from Wal-Mart. This person is calling from a private number and giving the Court Referral number as a call back number.
Every so often the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office receives calls about scams like this one, some of the numbers that we attempt to trace back they come from a prepaid phone or an overseas number. If you receive a call like this or someone saying that they are from the IRS and that you need you to send a money order do not respond and call your local Police department or Sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Harris says “If anyone received this or any other phone call like this please be aware that this is a scam. The Sheriff’s Office definitely do not ask for money or pre-paid cards from Wal-Mart or anywhere. The Sheriff’s Office also does not collect any fines or cash bonds that money is paid and handled though the circuit clerk’s office.”