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Sheriff’s Office warns of impersonator

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 office said Tuesday it 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 No. 706, tells the person that there is a warrant for him or someone close to him.

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.

Officials are 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