There is a new scam affecting Hardin County business. Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart said that an imposter of his office is making phone calls trying to collect sums of money.

“We have a gentlemen identifying himself as Kenneth Cook from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office who is calling businesses looking for individuals there stating that they have missed jury duty.” Everhart said that the caller continues by saying “if they don’t pay a sum of money they are going to jail.

Everhart said this is not how a situation of this nature is handled.

“I want to let the public know that is not how things work.” Said the Sheriff. “There is no one at the Sheriff’s Office even resembling that name. It is a total scam. Please do not fall victim to this.” Everhart Advised.

He said that if you receive this phone call, you should call the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office at 419-673-1268.