AC Sheriff warns of scam calls

Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker wants citizens to be aware o f another telephone scam.

Barker says that someone is calling individuals from a phone number that shows up on caller ID as that of ACSO Sergeant James Crowley, and telling the recipient that there is a warrant for their arrest and that the only way they can avoid being handcuffed and hauled off to jail is to make a payment over the phone.

Barker says that, while there is in fact, a Sergeant James Crowley on staff, these calls are a scam. As he and other law enforcement officials have emphatically stated in the past, there is no sheriff’s office, police department, or court in the United States that will make calls like this alerting anyone about an outstanding warrant and demading money to satisfy the charges.

If you receive one of these, aor any type of potential scam, never give out personal or financial information over the telephone, hang up immediately and call the ACSO’s non-emergency number at 865-457-2414.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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