The Cass County Sheriff’s Office wishes to inform the public of a scam tactic that has reemerged in the F-M area causing concern from our office. The individual/s are identifying themselves as deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the names they are using are legitimate sheriff’s office employees. The scam tactic being utilized right now is an individual advising the person they have an active arrest warrant for failing to appear on a subpoena they signed as an “expert witness.” They are requesting bond payment in lieu of being arrested. At the time of this release, our office is not aware of anyone falling victim to the scam.
We want to remind our public to remain vigilant if they receive a phone call from an identified law enforcement officer. If at any time you don’t feel the circumstances are adding up and they are identifying themselves as a deputy with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office; please hang up, call central dispatch at (701) 451-7660 and request to speak with the deputy. The deputy will assist in providing legitimacy to the original phone call.
An important reminder for the public regarding warrants:
At times, Cass County personnel will place phone calls notifying individuals of a warrant in an attempt to set up a court appearance. However, under no circumstances is bond payment requested by sheriff’s office personnel over the telephone and/or in any form other than cash. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will accept payment on a warrant; however, the bond must be paid in cash and must be done at the court house. If you have any questions regarding an active warrant and/or the validity of a phone call being notified of an active warrant, the sheriff’s office encourages you to call our warrant division at: (701) 241-1283.