Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office warns of another phone scam involving unpaid fines and warrants

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office wants you to know about a scam involving someone identifying himself as an employee of the Sheriff's Office. The suspect is using the name of Lt. Tim Myers.

Some of the victims report receiving phone calls demanding immediate payment for unpaid fines or unsatisfied warrants usually related to the false allegation of missing jury duty. Other phone calls solicited monetary donations for the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

"Scammers prey on people with these official sounding phone calls and make threats of incarceration to make good people feel desperate and concerned. Please don't fall into this trap," says the sheriff's office.

Do not give your personal information out to someone who calls you. Do not pay someone over the phone with a credit card, debit card, gift card or prepaid card unless you initiated the purchase.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says it never collects fines by phone. If you receive a call and want to verify its legitimacy, please call (316) 660-3880.