The Christian County Sheriff's Office would like to warn citizens in Christian and surrounding counties that a scammer is calling and claiming to be the Chief Deputy, Sheriff, or a Deputy from the Christian County Sheriff's Office. They have even been known to use the names of legitimate sheriff’s office employees.
The scammer may leave a message asking for a return call if you do not answer but the scammer may also inform them that they have failed to appear for court. They threaten arrest or criminal charges and then indicate that it can be dropped to a civil matter due to your clean record and will request a payment.
Christian County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to be mindful that the scammers may use the name of any sheriff’s office in this type of scam and to call the Sheriff's Office at 217-824-4961 if you have any further questions.