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OKLAHOMA – Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office released a scam warning for Oklahoma residents Friday afternoon.

According to Sheriffs, their office has received three phone calls this afternoon of a male who is impersonating a sheriff’s deputy and asking citizens for money.

The caller identifies himself as either Sgt. Joseph, Kelly, or Office Hall.

CCSO does not have any employees with either named, Officials said.

According to the reports, the caller has informed citizens that a warrant has been issued for that person’s arrest because he or she failed to appear for jury duty.

The called has told people that if he or she sends him money, they will not be arrested.

Sheriff Joe Lester said the department is concerned about these incidents. Deputies are investigating the matter.

“If you receive a call from this individual, hang up and immediately call the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and report the incident,” Lester said. “Do not send this person money for any reason or meet him in public.”

If you have any information contact Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 701-8888.