Sheriff’s Office warns of scam targeting registered offenders in Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kan. – Authorities receive reports of a scam targeting registered offenders in southeast Kansas.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, it’s been reported that registered drug/violent/sex offenders are getting calls from someone claiming to be a Deputy Bradley Cooper with their office. The scammer(s) tells them they need to pay for fingerprints and DNA.

The Sheriff’s Office says they don’t have a Deputy Bradley Cooper. A statement released says in part, “This is a scam. PLEASE DO NOT give them money/gift cards/game cards if requested to do so. If you have any questions as to rather or not you owe money you can call the registration office at 620-330-1066. If you have already spoke to this individual and given them money please call the Sheriff’s Office and a report will be filed.”