Pictured is Wabash Co. Sheriff J.Derek Morgan, Kyle Schell (IPMG risk management consultant), and Wabash Co. Board Chairman Tim Hocking, receiving a check for $745 for a training Grant the Sheriff's Office received. This training was for a criminal investigations class for Deputy Bogard & a court security class for Deputy Ledbetter. The Sheriff's Office continually looks for GRANT OPPORTUNITIES to due to budget constraints. This type of training would not have been possible without this grant.
We have a NEW SCAM making it's way around to Wabash County residents. A resident received a call from a 642-676-1223 number and a male who identified himself as Kevin Brown with the US treasury grant department. The resident reported that the male stated that in December of 2016 they drew 1700 names of individuals who have paid their taxes on time, had not filed bankruptcy, had no trouble with the law, and has not been involved with drugs.The male informed her that she was going to be awarded $9,700.00 that she did not have to pay back. The male gave her a name and number, 315-294-0453 - April Jones, to call and verify the claim along with a "grant number" (CB589). The Sheriff's Office checked the phone number and found that it has been flagged as a scam from multiple sources.
We contacted "April Jones" whom had an out of country accent, with broken English. Ms. Jones became verbally abusive once she was asked if this call was a SCAM. When asked if she was with the U.S. Treasury Department she abruptly hung up the phone.
*****Don't be a victim, If it sounds too good to be true, It IS!*****
Today Sheriff Morgan and Jody Hanisch of Project Success spoke on the WSJD 100.5's Morning Show. Sheriff Morgan serves as the ATOD (Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs) Chairman for Wabash County Project Success. Morgan and Hanisch spoke about the direction ATOD is taking in getting the conversation started with Parents and Teens about alcohol and Cannabis use. With recent decriminalizing efforts by the State of Illinois, ATOD is trying to raise awareness on the harmful effects of cannabis use on the mind and body. To learn more about Wabash County Project Success and community coalition events go to www.wcprojectsuccess.org