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The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the citizens of Putnam County of an ongoing scheme to defraud. The criminals claiming to be members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office or calling citizens and telling them that they are under the threat of arrest for tickets not being paid, failure to appear in court, and various other reasons. The criminals then ask the citizens for money in order to alleviate their pending threat of arrest.

Please be advised that neither the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office nor any other police agency would ever ask for money over the phone for ANY reason. If you receive a call from someone asking for money from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office or any other police agency, please hang up the phone and call (845) 225-4300 to report the call.

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