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Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office warns residents of phone scam

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to alert the public of an imposter scam involving an individual claiming to be from the sheriff’s office asking for money.

According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, the sheriff’s office has received multiple complaints from residents that have been contacted by an individual identifying himself as Lieutenant Anderson or Lieutenant Nichols with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. The individual advises that you have an active warrant for missing jury duty that will result in an arrest and one must go to the nearest Office Depot to purchase a Green Dot prepaid credit card in the amount of $2,000 or they would go to jail.

We would like to remind citizens that they should NEVER conduct law enforcement business over the telephone. Law enforcement agencies will never ask for credit/debit card or any bank account information for any purpose.

Please report any scam phone calls to your sheriff’s office by dialing 225-621-8300, option 1.

Contributed by APSO