JPD warns of new scam calls

JPD warns of new scam calls

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police have a warning: If you didn't do the crime, don't pay the fine.

A 54-year-old woman told police Monday she had received a phone call from a man named "Nick Fleming" claiming she was wanted on a warrant.

The woman told officers the man "spoke with a strange accent, but claimed that he was Jonesboro police officer," the report stated.

The man also told the woman he worked in the Warrants Division and she needed to send money via a MoneyGram or she would be arrested.

Instead of rushing out to buy the cards, the woman went to the Jonesboro Police Department where officers confirmed it was a scam and urged her to disregard the phone calls.

"Please know that the Jonesboro Police Department does not demand that citizens who may have warrants or owe outstanding balances on District Court cases go immediately and purchase pre-paid money cards in settlement of a case," said Paul Holmes, public information specialist for the JPD.

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