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Sheriff’s Department warning of new scam in the area

The White County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn the public of a scam in our area.  A resident had a US Postal Money Order sent to them in the amount of $400.00.  The money order was made payable to the resident, but they did not know the name of the person who had purchased the money order. They were then contacted and asked to send the money to another address.

A check with the Postal Service showed the money order was valid.  The Sheriff’s Department was advised that this is a scam, where the person(s) are attempting to launder money.

Sheriff Doug Maier advised that anyone getting these money orders to not cash them, and to notify local law enforcement of the situation.