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Manatee County Sheriff's Office warns residents of jury duty scam

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.

Anyone who has questions about this or any other scam can call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011.

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