New twist to jury duty scam circulates Wichita area

A new twist to a scam involving jury duty is circulating the Wichita area.

The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says someone recently contacted a Wichita woman stating a warrant is out for her arrest because she didn't appear for jury duty in a particular judge's courtroom.

"The caller said he was a sheriff's deputy and the woman who received the call disregarded a certified letter and failed to report for jury duty before the judge," the district attorney's office says.

The scammer then ordered the woman to go to the county courthouse and pay her $800 bond.

"When the woman said her husband was an attorney and she would have to speak to him first, the call ended," the district attorney's office says.

The district attorney's office says no one from any law enforcement agency will call to tell you that you've missed jury duty and must pay a fine.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett says you should immediately hang up the phone if someone calls you to tell you that you missed jury duty.