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Sheriff: Boone Co. phone scammer impersonating deputies

BOONE CO., KY (FOX19) -

The Boone County Sheriff's Office is warning its residents of a scammer that is portraying a police officer.

The scammer identifies himself as a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy or Lieutenant, calling approximately six individuals advising the victims the sheriff's office has an arrest warrant for them.

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, the suspect tells the victims they could rectify the situation by going to Kroger's and purchasing two $500 debit cards. Once the cards are activated, the victim is told to call the scammer back and read the identifying number on the back of the cards.

The suspect has used the same telephone number in the every case, (859) 206-1812.

Anyone who can provide information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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