Sheriff’s Office being used in phone scam

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office is being used in a telephone scam.

Department staff say that a caller identified himself as being a Lieutenant with the BCSO. The scammer reportedly asked for money to be sent in order to post a bond or to make payments on other items.

Authorities say that no one from the Sheriff’s Office will ask for money over the phone. If you receive such a call, you should hang up and contact the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office at 812-379-1650 to verify that someone from the department actually called you. Do not give personal information over the phone and do not send money.

If you receive one of these calls or if you have any information on who is making them, send an email to [email protected].