Arrests made in law enforcement impersonation phone scam case

alopez@macon.comMarch 21, 2014 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released the names of three people accused of impersonating law enforcement officers in trying to scam residents in several Middle Georgia counties.

Tevin Warnell Johnson, 21, and Latoria Michelle Gibson, 23, were arrested Wednesday and a warrant was issued for Willie Edward Johnson, Jr., 24, who is currently being held at Autry State Prison on an unrelated conviction. All three are charged with deposit account fraud, according to the sheriff’s office news release.

In the scam, residents received calls from people pretending to be law enforcement officers and demanding that money be paid for a warrant, ticket or court fine. The callers would request that the residents purchase gift cards and provide the card numbers over the phone. There have been two reports of the scam in Bibb County and other reports of the same individuals scamming residents in surrounding counties, the release stated.

Tevin Johnson and Latoria Gibson posted bail and were released from the Bibb County jail as of Friday, according to the jail’s website.

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