Several citizens have reported phone calls in which the caller threatens arrest for failure to appear for jury duty in Johnson County. Those calls are bogus, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Residents are warned by the hoax caller that they need to give varying amounts of funds via a Green Dot money card to avoid a warrant being issued for their arrest. The scam appears to be targeting the elderly.
The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office has also had an assistant district attorney impersonated in a similar fashion for the same scam involving the accusation of failure to appear for jury duty.
The sheriff’s office procedure for contacting those with warrants does not include a demand for immediate bond payment.  Anyone believing they have been a victim of the scam should contact the sheriff’s office or their local police department.
Citizens can view outstanding Johnson County warrants at www.jocosheriff.org.