JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Several individuals have been arrested in connection to an organized fraud phone scam, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
An investigation revealed that Toney Calhoun, Kristen Denton and Bianca Wilson were arrested on Wednesday for contacting people claiming to be from a law enforcement agency.
The scammers told the victims that they had warrants issued for their arrest and if they paid an undisclosed amount of money, they would not be arrested, according to JSO press release.
Toney Calhoun was arrested with several charges relating to organized fraud, criminal conspiracy, falsely impersonating an officer and conspiracy to violate RICO, and other additional charges not mentioned by JSO.
In addition, co-defendants Denton and Wilson, employees of Calhoun, were charged with organized fraud due to their participation in the scam.
According to JSO, on August 15, the public and media was notified of a similar scam where a group of people called victims, "spoofing" the JSO non-emergency phone number.
During the call they would solicit money and personal information by threatening to have them arrested if the information was not provided.
Investigators have not been able to link Calhoun, Denton and Wilson to last week's scam alert.
JSO requests that people continue to be vigilant regarding these types of scams and understand that the agency does not conduct collection activities.
Anyone who has information about the identity or location of any person conducting this type of scam to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
To remain anonymous and receive cash a possible cash reward to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
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