Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office warns public about jury duty scam

Money would never be requested for missing jury duty, deputy says

Pictured is the jury box in a Shawnee County District courtroom. The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of a jury duty scam involving a caller who claims to be a law enforcement officer. (2016 file photo/The Capital-Journal)

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of a jury duty scam involving a caller who claims to be a law enforcement officer.

Several people have reported being told they have warrants or owe money for missing jury duty, deputy Shayna Anderson said in a news release. They’re instructed to purchase a MoneyPak card, provide the numbers on the card to the caller and meet the caller at the sheriff’s office.

Anderson said money would never be requested for jury related issues. If an individual misses jury duty, the jury coordinator sends a postcard with information to contact the coordinator’s office.

Jury status can be checked at Shawnee County Court.

Victims of scams should call the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 251-2200.

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