Butler Co. scammers posing as deputies

Butler Co. scammers posing as deputies

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Butler County Sheriff's Office is warning that scammers are posing as sheriff's deputies and telling victims that they have missed a court appearance.

The scammers advise the victims to go to a Kroger and place the money on a "Re-Charge" card, according to the sheriff's office. The victims are then asked to read off the serial number on the card over the phone.

"This is a crime that will continue as long as one person becomes a victim to their demands," Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said. "These criminals have a very well thought-out plan, and they are obviously not afraid to pretend like law enforcement."

Jones encourages the public to not give any information or send money we contacted to do so. The sheriff's office is conducting an active investigation on these incidents.

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