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August 22, 2014
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Scammer claiming to be Carson undersheriff

Carson City Sheriff’s officials are warning area residents not to fall for a scammer claiming to be Undersheriff Steve Albertsen. The scammer tells the target they are facing an arrest warrant.

Sheriff Ken Furlong said the scammer tells people they have an unpaid traffic ticket recorded by a traffic enforcement camera.

Nevada law prohibits a camera at an intersection from being used to issue a ticket for any violation without an officer actually being there.

Furlong said people need to know they shouldn’t engage with any caller claiming there is a warrant for their arrest.

Any callers should be reported to the Carson City Communications Center at 775-887-2014.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 22, 2014 11:22PM Published Aug 22, 2014 11:07PM Copyright 2014 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.