(MURFREESBORO) The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office told News Partner WGNS Radio that a telephone scam is being attempted and it ties-in with a male who claims that he is with the sheriffs office. - Scroll down for a bizarre video of man who impersonates a police officer across the country to alleged write a fictitious speeding ticket and watch a real officer sneak up behind him.
A Rutherford County resident received a call from someone posing as a Rutherford County Sheriff’s sergeant in the civil process division. The caller falsely tried to get $1,700 from the resident but the resident refused and notified the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh warns, "Deputies DO NOT call residents and ask for cash, gift cards or green dot cards. Please do not return the phone call. Simply hang up!" For more information, contact the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office at 615-898-7774. Report from News Partner WGNS Radio
More News:Man acts like a police officer and allegedly pulls over a regular motorist for speeding. Scroll down for the video!
INTERESTING: As if calling residents and claiming to be an officer of the law is not enough to get you in trouble, imagine acting like you're an officer and actually pulling someone over.
Several years ago in 2020 and across the country, a teen actually posed as a law enforcement officer claiming to work for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office when he pulled over a citizen for allegedly speeding. The situation unfolded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a city with one of the highest violent crime rates in the United States, not a smart idea at all.
The teen, wearing a black shirt and a badge that he allegedly bought online, even had working police lights in his personal car. Instead of a wearing a Sheriff's Office hat, he had on a black or dark blue Air Force hat. Real Albuquerque Police new something was wrong when they ran the tags on the car and confirmed they were "Citizen Tags." The video of that incident is below.
A&E Showed the video that was released by the police department (Below):