Kosciusko Co. residents complain of scam that uses sheriff's department's name

Residents within Kosciusko County have been receiving telephone calls from individuals representing themselves as one of the county's deputies.


The telephone number that was used was 574-549-5146 and actually had a generic "county sheriff" extension menu, when called back.


The suspects are seeking restitution for a missed court date or subpoena and want gift cards for payment.


Although a sheriff's office does serve civil process (court papers), we are not responsible for collecting fees; which are generally paid at the county clerk's office.


Personal information such as an operator's license number, Social Security number or banking information should never be given to an unknown party. 

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