Sheriff warns of new phone scam

Local authorities are warning the public about imposters posing as the St. Clair County Sheriff’s department. Sheriff Mat King says suspects have been making phone calls that appear to be from the Sheriff’s office. The phone calls claim that the recipient missed jury duty and needs to provide a payment using a prepaid debit card. Sheriff King says his office never collects money over the phone and urges all residents to hang up immediately if they receive such a call and then report it to his office.