We have all received one of these calls; “Good afternoon, we are trying to reach you regarding your car’s extended warranty” or “I am Agent Jones with a warrant for your arrest, but I am willing to assist you if you can send cash or gift cards to the following address.”

In the last week, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office worked on identity theft and financial fraud investigations involving victims from North Carolina to California. One of the investigations uncovered a nationwide scam, leading to an arrest of a suspect in Florida. Our detectives’ quick actions resulted in the recovery of $65,000 scammed from victims locally and in two additional states. I am happy to report that this money will be returned to

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