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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office warns Citizens of Scams

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says criminals never rest. Do not fall for IRS, jury duty, or warrant scams.

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, law enforcement will not call to let you know about it. They simply come and get you.

You can not pay money over the phone to get out of an arrest. So if anyone is asking you to pay money so you won’t get arrested, it’s a scam!

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Clarksville Police Department Scams of the Day for May 3rd, 2018

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is going to make the public aware of some of the scams that they receive daily. CPD knows there are an unlimited amounts of scams, but they are going to try and put out the ones where people have actually suffered a loss.

Missing Jury Duty. A man received a call at his place of business, by a person claiming to be from local law enforcement, saying that he had missed jury duty and needed to send $2,000 in order to keep from going to jail.

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Bounty Hunter Bill Defeated

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The Bounty Hunter Bill House Bill 2007/Senate Bill 2676 (Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) was heard in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee this week.  The bill was defeated by voice vote without a single question being asked. 

“I regret we were unable to see this bill advance.  We worked with law enforcement, and the bail bond industry for several months to come up with some very common sense changes that would enhance public safety,” Rep. Pitts stated.  “The vote was a surprise given the lack of questions or concerns raised by the committee during the hearing.  I hope another tragedy, like the one in our community in 2017, doesn’t happen before needed changes are made.” 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Clarksville Police Department reports PayPal and Green Dot Card Scams Claim More Victims

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Departments says criminals impersonating law enforcement officers over the telephone continue to convince local citizens to surrender up to thousands of dollars through prepaid cards.

The criminals threaten victims with fake claims that they missed court or jury duty, in spite of several recent news releases and other efforts by legitimate law enforcement to educate the public and forewarn people of these scams.

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DUI Memorial Sign Program Legislation Advances

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 21, sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) was successful in passing the Transportation Full Committee and now moves on to the Finance sub-Committee. This legislation is known as the Shadow “Shada” Brooke Lowe bill.

This legislation will allow families of victims of impaired drivers, where the impaired driver was also killed, to have a sign erected in memory of the family member. It is to be heard in the Finance Sub-committee on February 22nd.

“It was fitting this legislation was approved by the committee on February 14th, Shada’s 24th birthday,” Pitts said. “Her mother said even though February 14th was a tough day, the idea of some sort of justice for her really helps.”

Clarksville Firefighters Association Local 3180 Presents AED to Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

Clarksville Firefighters Association Local 3180 Presents AED to Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

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