INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Independence County Sheriff's Department warns people in the county to be aware of a scam.
Chief Deputy Jeremy Qualls said a man who claims to be with the sheriff's department has been calling people saying he had a warrant for their arrest.
Qualls said the man asked him for money orders.
He called the man and asked to identify himself.
The man told Qualls he was a lieutenant with the Independence County Sheriff's Department.
Qualls said the man asked for $1,000 after he called his bluff.
The man then hung up after the demand.
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