Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jail Bail Scam

On August 17, 2009, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a fraud report at Camp Verde Detention Center jail lobby. Deputies met with the employee of a restaurant in Cottonwood regarding the incident.

The employee explained she received a phone call at work from a person claiming he was an “Officer of the Court.” He told her there was someone in jail she knew but he could only release the name of the employee if she identified the person first. She thought briefly and mentioned the name of an employee not currently at work. The man told her she was correct and claimed this person was in-custody for a DUI. She was also told that the arrestee had enough money for bail, but Arizona law did not permit arrestees to bail themselves out. The “Court Officer” requested the employee to post a bond and the arrestee would pay her back upon release

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