Law enforcement scam hits county


September 7, 2023

A well-known style of scam in which a person claims to be a member of law enforcement and demands money for an outstanding fine or warrant is reported to have now taken place in Crook County.

According to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, a series of scam calls have been made recently to residents of the county.

The call involves a male voice on the phone who claims he is Sheriff Jeff Hodge, badge number 387, and is calling about you having warrants, needing to come in and provide DNA sample or pay fines.

The call ends with the statement that you can make the problem go away by paying m...

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