Man posing as Sheriff with Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff John Anderson is warning residents about a man posing as a Sergeant with the “Warrants Division,” who is trying to con citizens out of their cash, telling them a warrant has been issued for their arrest.

An Eastern Madera County woman received the call today and reported the incident to the sheriff’s office at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 .

The man identified himself as Sergeant Eric Lawson, advised her that she must secure a money order for $4,000 or face arrest.

When she asked to speak to his Captain, he hung up. Caller ID showed the number as 559-203-5920.

Sheriff Anderson says if you receive such a call, or something similar in nature, immediately hang up. It’s a scam.

- Madera County Sheriff Department