Quantcast

Acadia Sheriff investigating possible scam - KATC.com | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette

Acadia Sheriff investigating possible scam

Posted: Updated:
Image courtesy MGN Online Image courtesy MGN Online

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. 

WEATHER
Power Doppler HD
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Sea turtle found dead with beach chair string around neck

    Sea turtle found dead with beach chair string around neck

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:11:15 GMT
    Pictures taken on For Morgan Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge / Courtesy of Matt Ware, doctoral candidate at FSUPictures taken on For Morgan Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge / Courtesy of Matt Ware, doctoral candidate at FSU

    An endangered sea turtle has been found dead on an Alabama beach with a beach chair string tangled around its neck.   

    An endangered sea turtle has been found dead on an Alabama beach with a beach chair string tangled around its neck.   

  • Homeowner holds burglary suspect at gunpoint

    Homeowner holds burglary suspect at gunpoint

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:12:00 GMT

    A homeowner in St. Mary Parish held a burglary suspect at gunpoint early Sunday morning after he caught the juvenile armed with a gun in his vehicle. 

    A homeowner in St. Mary Parish held a burglary suspect at gunpoint early Sunday morning after he caught the juvenile armed with a gun in his vehicle. 

  • Victims of Texas plane crash identified

    Victims of Texas plane crash identified

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:03:49 GMT
    Plane involved in fatal Texas crash last registered to Breaux Bridge owner / The Bay Area ObserverPlane involved in fatal Texas crash last registered to Breaux Bridge owner / The Bay Area Observer
    Plane involved in fatal Texas crash last registered to Breaux Bridge owner / The Bay Area ObserverPlane involved in fatal Texas crash last registered to Breaux Bridge owner / The Bay Area Observer

    La Porte Police have identified two men who died in the crash of an experimental aircraft this weekend.

    La Porte Police have identified two men who died in the crash of an experimental aircraft this weekend.

Powered by Frankly

© KATC.com 2018, KATC.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?