Scammer threatens arrest for embezzlement, DA's office says

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office is warning local residents about a scammer saying people will be arrested for embezzlement.  

DA Marc Bennett said in a news release that a caller posing as someone from the district attorney’s office is threatening arrested for embezzling money.

"The scammer asks the consumer for money because they’ve been charged with crimes involving embezzlement and should call a number with an 866 area code," the release said. 

A Wichita man called the number left on his phone and reportedly talked to a “process server” who then transferred him to a “detective.”

"The man who claimed to be a detective offered to schedule a meeting with the District Attorney after a $318 payment to 'clear up the matter.' The consumer hung up on the scammer."

The release said no one in the district attorney’s office will ever call asking for money. To contact the Consumer Protection Division, call 660-3653.

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