WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — Officials Monday warned the public about a scam involving a suspect who pretends to be a sheriff’s deputy.
According to the Whittier Police Department, residents have been contacted by phone by an individual who claims to be a sheriff’s deputy.READ MORE: Authorities Arrest Suspect Involved In Pursuit Of Suspected Stolen Vehicle, Possible DUI
The suspect goes on to explain the victim has missed jury duty and that they are in violation.READ MORE: Californians Could Soon Be Fined For Using Too Much Water
The caller then asks the victim to bring $2,000 to the Star Center to settle the violation.
Officers clarified this is a scam as deputies would never call a resident to make any demand for money.MORE NEWS: USC Student Second of Three Confirmed Omicron Cases In LA County
Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact the Whittier Police Department at (562) 567-9200, or the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (562) 949-2421.