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ALERT: Beware Of A New Telephone Scam

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: This past weekend a Liberty Lake resident received a phone call from an Officer Lambert stating this individuals granddaughter had been stopped in a vehicle that contained a large amount of drugs.  The person claiming to be an Officer told the victim his granddaughters bail had been set at $1800 and that if he sent a money order via Western Union to an address in New York City, she would be released the following morning. 

The victim was instructed to send the money to a person named Vivian Mensah.  The victim lost $1961.00 that included the fee for sending the money order.  The victim's granddaughter had never been in jail and Officer Lambert never said what agency he worked for.
 
The Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens that Law Enforcement does not ask for bail money to be sent to release inmates.  Bail has to be provided at the jail, in person.

>>>If anyone receives a call from anyone claiming to be an Officer requesting money, please report the incident to Crime Check at 509-456-2233.  Please provide any phone numbers and or names provided by the individual calling.
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