LIMA — The Allen County Sheriff's Department has began receiving complaints again regarding individuals posing as local law enforcement via telephone.

The suspect(s), who have all been male so far, have identified themselves as detectives, court personnel, etc., and claim the victims have warrants for their arrest due to supposedly missing court assignments, jury duty, etc. The suspects demand over the phone payments in lieu of arrest. \

Once again, please be aware that law enforcement will NEVER contact someone via telephone demanding payment for anything.

If you receive this type of call, please contact your local law enforcement agency and request to speak to an officer directly.