PBPD - Fraud Alert
The Poplar Bluff Police Department has recently received several fraud complaints which involve a suspect trying to coerce the victim into paying money for a (nonexistent) bond.
In the most recent complaints, the suspect identified himself as “Deputy Jeff Rolland with Butler County”; and threatened to arrest the victims if they did not pay an $800.00 bond using prepaid credit cards.
In previous complaints, a suspect posed as a member of the victim’s family; said they had been arrested; and asked the victim to pay their bond using a prepaid credit card.
Law Enforcement Agencies do not collect bond money over the phone. Anyone who receives such a call is encouraged to hang up and immediately call their local law enforcement agency.