A new scam targeting Elkhart County residents involves a threat from someone pretending to be an Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department officer.
In the scam, the caller says they’re a sheriff’s department officer and that there is a warrant for the person’s arrest. The caller may have detailed information about a warrant, including which judge signed it, according to Sgt. Chris Snyder with the Elkhart Police Department.
The caller then mentions a fine and gives instructions for how to pay it over the phone, the warrant will go away.
Snyder said that this is a scam and that the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department doesn’t call about warrants. Instead, officers reach out to someone in person or through the mail.