Stories tagged with: Prank Calls

May 18, 2010 - 5:45pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office wants the public to know about a new style of fraud that's being used.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says there's been a couple of reports of an individual taking reality listings off the Internet and putting them on Craigslist. The homes were being advertised as renters when they were actually up for sale.

"Luckily, we don't know of anybody that's been naive enough yet to pay rent money without meeting the person, getting a contract, going and...

November 2, 2009 - 5:17pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested a 15-year-old who is accused of having made 95 prank calls to the couty's 9-1-1 system.

The teen faces charges of telecommunications harassment, misuse of 9-1-1, and harassment of a telecommunicator.

Sheriff Dave Phalen says the charges are serious because the prank calls take dispatchers' attention away from real emergencies.

The Sheriff's Office says it was able to locate the cellular caller at his residence,...

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