MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a jury duty scam.
A Bradenton woman recently received a call by someone who identified himself as lieutenant with the sheriff's office and told the victim that she missed jury duty, according to a news release. The victim was then told she would need to pay a $800 fine to clear it up and avoid being arrested.
The case is under investigation.
"If you receive a call requesting money relating to jury duty, do not give the person any money and report the incident to law enforcement," the release stated.
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Anyone who has questions about this or any other scam can call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011.