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Residents are warned to be aware of an active scam involving a caller identifying himself as a member of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office while demanding payment for fines.
An incident was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. The reporting person received a call Tuesday from a person who claimed to be "Deputy Simmons" with the Sheriff’s Office.
The caller told the female target that she missed a court date and there would be a warrant issued for her arrest - if a "fine" was not paid.
Beware of this scam. Anyone with information (or who has received a call like this) is asked to contact the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 717-299-8200 or the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, Detective Division, at 717-390-7771.
There is no such deputy with the Sheriff’s Office.
Additionally, anyone with an existing fine would not be directed to make payment in such a manner.
This incident is under investigation.