According to the Osceola Sheriff’s Office, fraudulent phone calls are being made by suspects posing as  detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and attempting to extort the victims who appear to have been selected from the Osceola Sheriff’s sexual offender registration.

The suspect (caller) identifies themselves as an administrator of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. They have identified themselves as Captain Jeff Curtis and Major Kevin McGinley. The suspect tells our victims that they have been sent an address verification form from USDOJ ordering them to appear in court on May 28, 2019 in order to take DNA from them.

The suspect further informs that this information is being collected for President Trump’s Federal Registry. The suspect tells the victim that he/she has a warrant for failure to appear, on the requested date, and must settle the warrant by taking advantage of the “Smart Program.” The suspect request money be sent directly to an account in order to settle the dispute.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office does not have a program such as this and encourages anyone that receives a call from someone collecting money for criminal clemency or simply to verify the identity of a caller claiming to be an agency member to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222.

Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222.