Fake Cop Calling Demanding Money Or You Go To Jail

St. Petersburg, Fla. (970 WFLA)-Someone is calling people in Pinellas County posing as Sheriff's, Captain Jack Peterson.

Detectives say the suspect calls victims and tells them he is a captain with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and they have failed to appear in court or show up for jury duty.

The man explains to victims that if they do not pay a fine, he will send a deputy to their home to arrest them.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will not call citizens requesting money over the telephone.   You should not give personal information or account information over the telephone unless you are  initiating the telephone call and confident you're  speaking with a trusted source.

If anyone has information on this scam or has become a victim they are asked to call the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at (727) 582-6200.

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