On 10/18/2020, the Chico Police Department received two separate calls for service regarding a fraud/scam. Both callers said a suspect identifying himself as a Chico Police Sergeant called them and claimed they had a warrant for their arrest. The suspect tried to keep the victims on the phone in an attempt to extort money from them. It is believed the suspect obtained phone numbers for the victims from an online medical publication.
The Chico Police Department does not and has never engaged in soliciting funds from the public. Additionally, The Chico Police Department will not notify you by phone of a warrant for your arrest. If you receive one of these solicitations, please call The Chico Police Department to report the incident.
Chico, CA –
Location: Various locations within Chico
Victim: Names Withheld
Suspect: Unknown at this time
Case Number: 20-005742
Supervisor: J. Adrian
Watch Commander: Lt. Williams