Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
DARREN EICHINGER  ( read  )
Phone
Emergency: 911
24 Hours:
620-795-2565
Main Phone:
620-795-2994
Fax:
620-795-4664
Address
718 5th Street
Oswego, KS 67356
Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Labette County Sheriff's Office Scam Alert


Labette County Sheriff's Office Scam Alert

Our office has recently received several phone calls from a male subject who is impersonating himself as a sergeant with another law enforcement center.  He is attempting to find out the last person(s) who bonded out of jail by saying that he needs to speak to them in regards to a criminal investigation they may have information about.  This male subject will then attempt to get the phone number of the inmate who has bonded out recently.  Our facility has contacted several other agencies in Kansas who have also received similar phone calls.  It is believed that this subject is attempting to contact recently bonded out individuals to scam them out of money by telling them that he is with the bonding agency.  He then tells them that there has been a mistake in the bond amount posted and the bonding company requires more money.  He then tells them that if they do not wire more money immediately, they will be arrested.

We are alerting the public to be aware that this is a SCAM.  The Labette County Sheriff's Office does not release personal information such as inmate phone numbers.  If our office does need to reach someone who has recently bonded out, we will send a certified letter to that individual. 

Below are two links of other scams such as this around the country.

https://www.bbb.org/tulsa/news-events/news-releases/2016/03/bbb-warns-of-bail-bond-scams/

https://fox59.com/2017/08/21/authorities-warn-of-scam-targeting-inmates-bonding-out-of-jail/

Thank you,

Sheriff Darren Eichinger