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Acadia Sheriff investigating possible scam

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The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an incident which appears to be a scam - but with a twist. 

Someone called a local business owner, and said their electric bill was past due, Sheriff KP Gibson said. The caller said that a crew was on its way to disconnect the power. The caller told the business owner to go to another business that accepts payments for the electric company to make a payment - but instructed the business owner to "call first," the sheriff said. 

The business owner checked, and learned that the bill wasn't past due. 

Deputies feel this wasn't a scam, but possibly a set-up to rob the business owner, Gibson said. 

The caller as well as deputies fell that this was not a scam but possibly a set up for the business owner to be robbed. 

“As we continue to investigate this matter, we want to make our citizens aware to be careful when someone calls you regarding you owing money for any purpose. Check into matters before agreeing to pay money or going to a location to make a payment," the sheriff said. 

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