Investigators say the suspect posed as a deputy over the phone and allegedly tricked victims into thinking they had to mail gift cards in order to avoid arrest. Pat Nelson is chief of the Detective Division at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He says legitimate law enforcement doesn’t operate that way.
”You should never take a phone call asking for money from a government office.”
Nelson say Nicholas Kennedy and Ashley Walker from Georgia are suspected in the scam. He says Kennedy was arrested in Georgia on a probation violation. A warrant is out for Walker. Both are facing extortion and attempted extortion allegations