The Will County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that within the past few hours the Sheriff's Office has taken reports from two area doctors, one in Homer Glen and the other in Joliet, who stated that they were just scammed by someone identifying themselves as Sgt. Perry from the Sheriff's Office. The man's voice was described as having a heavy southern accent. He advised both victims that there was an active warrant out for their arrest and in order to avoid being immediately taken into custody a bond payment, over the phone, must be made. Both victims advised that they were instructed to purchase pre-paid credit cards and later provided the card numbers over the phone to the 'Sergeant'.
Please be advised: The Will County Sheriff's Office DOES NOT call people on the phone regarding warrants (or donations). We do not accept any type of payment over the phone per posting bond for a warrant. Posting bond for a warrant requires legal documentation. Documents must be filled out and money must be exchanged in person with an officer present.
If you receive a call similar to this, please hang up and do not give out any personal information.