The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning to the public regarding a scam that has surfaced locally. The scam involves a caller claiming to be a representative from the Montgomery County Court at Law #1, Dennis Watson’s Court. The caller reportedly asks for a resident by name and advises the resident that they did not show up for jury duty on a specified date. The caller will then threaten that if a fine is not paid immediately, before the end of the day, an arrest will be made.
Judge Watson’s office has advised that they do not handle individuals not showing up for jury duty in this manner. Anyone who receives such a call is discouraged from sending money to the caller and to terminate the phone call.
Anyone who has fallen victim to this scam is asked to contact their local law enforcement provider on how to report the incident. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office can be contacted at (936)-760-5800.
Lieutenant Brady Fitzgerald
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office