Sheriff warns of bondsman scam

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields is warning citizens of a recent scam involving Moore County inmates. 

Fields said that on at least two occasions, inmates of the Moore County Detention Center or their family members have been solicited by a person posing as a bondsman to get their loved ones out of jail for a reduced price on a bond. 

The solicitor, who is using an alias, requests that the bond payment be in the form of a prepaid cash card (i.e. Green Dot, Dollar General, etc.).  Licensed bail bondsman in the State of North Carolina should not require payment for a bond in the form of a prepaid cash card of any kind. 

The victims of these crimes do not wish to file a formal report or press charges. 

If you have any questions regarding Moore County Inmates and local bail bondsman, you can contact the Moore County Detention Center at 910-947-2980.  To file a complaint on a bail bondsman please contact the N.C. Department of Insurance at [email protected]

Photo by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.

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