Jury duty scam hits Washoe County

The Washoe County Sheriff’s office is warning residents about a jury duty scam. Deputies say the caller identifies himself as Michael Scott, and says that you failed to appear for jury duty in August and now face fines. He’s requesting a payment of $750 over the phone to avoid arrests. The courts are reminding folks they don’t fine you over the phone for missing jury, and they don’t accept payment by telephone either.