Sheriff Warns of Scam to Extort Money

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam.  The sheriff’s office shared the following information on their Facebook page.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office recently received several reports of a scammer attempting to extort money from Brown County residents. The caller identifies himself as Detective Vance Hill. He then informs the individuals that they have missed a court date and need to make payment with cash or a Green Dot card to rectify the situation. If you receive a call of this nature, hang up. Please do not give them money. The sheriff wants to make sure everyone is aware of this current scam.