Local Arrest Warrant Phone Scam Circulates Around Kittitas County

Phone scammers claim to be from WSU police

A scam entailing bogus arrest warrants have been circulating around Kittitas County. A caller has been telling people they are either from the Kittitas County Courts or from Law Enforcement advising people they have an arrest warrant for failing to appear for court or jury duty. They are asking for a sum of money to take the warrant out of the system.

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office says law enforcement does not collect money for bail outside of the jail. The local Courts do not call you if you have an arrest warrant. Warrants are a mandatory appearance in front of a judge in order for the warrant to be quashed.

If you have received a phone call like this please call your local law enforcement.