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Clark County court warns residents of jury scam

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

Clark County Superior Court officials are warning residents of a scam in which the caller demands the individual pay $700 for missing jury duty.

The scam came to light Wednesday afternoon and was reported to the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Superior Court Administrator Jeff Amram said.

People are being instructed to pay the fictitious fine via phone using pre-paid cards. They are then told to appear before a judge at 9 a.m. May 4 in Room 203 at the courthouse in order to get their money back.

Amram said court officials do not handle missing jurors in this manner.

“For the most part, we send a notice or follow up with a phone call, but we wouldn’t ask for money,” he said.

So far, Amram said he’s heard of two people coming to the courthouse regarding the fictitious fine.

Anyone who receives a call of this nature should report it to court administration at 360-397-2150 or jury administration at 360-397 2049, Amram said.