The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has reports that a male subject is calling people in the City of Port Clinton saying that he is the Sheriff of Ottawa County. The subject tells victims that they didn’t show up for jury duty and that they have an active warrant for their arrest. The subject posing as the Sheriff then says the warrant would be taken care of if they sent him money over a Pay Pal account.
The Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that at no point would any police agency handle a warrant in this manner. If anyone receives a phone call of this nature, they are advised to contact their local police department immediately and file a report about the incident.