Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens to be Aware of Scam

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The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office has learned that numerous local citizens have received calls from someone claiming to be Lieutenant or Sergeant Allen Thompson with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department.

The real Lieutenant Allen Thompson with the Sheriff’s Office says the calls are certainly not coming from him or anyone within the Sheriff’s Office.

Thompson said if you do happen to receive a call from the imposter, you should terminate the call immediately and contact the Sheriff’s Office or the dispatch center at the Police Department.

Thompson said he’s working with the cell phone companies and is in the process of tracking the individual. He said the scammer is using a voice over IP program, and that he’s waiting to hear back from a couple of companies in California with more information on that type of program.