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Officials warn of scam

Officials are asking the public to beware of a man calling households and claiming to be an employee with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office.

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday they received two separate reports of calls linked to possible fraud, according to a news release.

In both calls, a man identifying himself as Lt. Martin, badge number 706, tells the person that there is a warrant for them or someone close to them.

Officials said the caller then gives an invalid case number while instructing the person to send a cash transfer to cover warrant application fees, the cost of a failure to appear charge, along with any court costs and administrative fees.

The DCSO is asking the public to not transfer money to anyone calling and claiming they are with the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information about the calls are asked to contact Sgt. Larry Kish at 940-349-1665, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-388-TIPS.

– Megan Gray