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Rutherford Sheriff's Office Warns Against Scam Targeting Seniors

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RUTHERFORD County-- The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a scam targeting senior citizens. 

According to Sgt. Ann Gaither, seniors are not falling prey, but have been warning authorities that a man calling himself Lt. Johnson is calling residents and threatening to arrest family members for not showing up to jury duty. One woman was told by the scammer her daughter would be arrested unless she paid him $120 dollars. 

Sheriff Robert Arnold says there is no such employee named Lt. Johnson and urges not to give money to any such callers. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 898-7770.

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