CHESTERFIELD ( KTVI)-The Chesterfield Police Department is warning the public about a scam that is being perpetrated by an unknown suspect who is claiming to be a Chesterfield Police Captain.
The Chesterfield Police Department has receive various complaints from area residents who state that a male caller identifying himself as Captain David Watson of the Chesterfield Police Department, informs the caller that they missed a federal court subpoena and that they need to provide money for missing the court date.
During the phone conversation, the suspect states that the victim should serve on a federal jury at Chesterfield City Hall, and tells them to obtain a $500.00 Green Dot Pre-Paid card and provide the numbers to the suspect to avoid being arrested.
Police say there have been victims in Chesterfield and in Lincoln County. One victim, believing the call to be legitimate, did comply with the suspects demands.
The Chesterfield Police advises the community that no officer or government official should be calling to request money from a citizen for any reason, and if they receive a suspicious call from the police, to contact their local police department to report it.
Any persons with information leading to the identification of the suspect are asked to contact the Chesterfield Police Department at 636-537-3000.