Monday, July 6, 2015


By Greg Wright, 
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Financial Planner™

Criminals are telephoning citizens representing themselves as Sheriff’s Office officials, and using the names of actual Superior Court Judges. These lawbreakers threaten victims that they have missed jury duty and must now pay a fine; otherwise they will be arrested and jailed.

According to the Marion County Sheriff Department, one recent victim lost $750 after providing his credit card information to the imposters.

“This scheme in the guise of protecting the sacred right of a jury trial is shameful,” remarked Sheriff John Layton.  He said “The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will never contact citizens seeking telephone fines for failed jury service.”

If you receive such a call telephone call, immediately report it to your local sheriff department.  If you live in Marion County, you should contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division at 317-327-1400.

Brought to you as a public service at the request of the Marion County Sheriff Department.

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