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Clermont woman loses $3,000 to scam artist posing as Lake deputy, police say

Clermont woman loses $3,000 to scam artist posing as Lake deputy, police say

A Clermont woman was scammed out of $3,000 on Monday by someone who posed as a sheriff's deputy and threatened her with arrest for supposedly failing to appear for jury duty, according to police. The phone caller identified himself as "Vance Berry" with the Lake County Sheriff's Office and claimed he had a warrant for her arrest, stated a report by the Clermont Police Department. The caller instructed her to send money to the Lake County courthouse. The woman put $3,000 onto a money order card and read the card number over the phone to the person claiming to be the sheriff's deputy, the report stated. She then mailed the card to the courthouse, according to...

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