Scammer posing as Kenton Co. Deputy

Scammer posing as Kenton Co. Deputy

KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - The Kenton County Sheriff's Office is warning northern Kentucky residents of a person posing as a deputy in an attempt to scam individuals out of money.

Multiple residents have received calls from a person claiming to be Deputy Pat Morgan, according to the Kenton County Sheriff's Office.

The phony deputy tells the individual they owe a significant fine for missing jury duty and threatens that they have a warrant for their arrest. The scammer claims he'll take care of the warrant and fine if the person purchases a 'Green Dot Money Card' and then contacts him with the card's serial number.

"The caller appears to have a very good grasp of the Kenton County Justice System operations as far as addresses of the Justice Center, and the Kenton County Sheriff's Office location and business hours," a release from Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn stated.

A Col. Pat Morgan does work at the Kenton County Sheriff's office, but officials say he is not making the calls. The Sheriff's Office is reminding residents that they do not call individuals who may have missed jury duty or have an active warrant.

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