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Kanawha sheriff's office warns of scam calls seeking prepaid cards

Police in Kanawha County are warning residents about a scam in which callers pretending to be sheriff's deputies tell them to buy prepaid cards to use to pay fines or else face jail time.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Humphreys says in a news release his office received five reports about the scam Tuesday.

The statement says the callers tell victims they have missed jury duty, failed to pay taxes or had another violation that would result in an arrest warrant. Other calls claim a relative of the victim is in jail and needs money to pay their bond or fines.

The statement says the sheriff's office never asks people to buy cards to pay fines. It says people who receive such calls should hang up and notify the sheriff's office.

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Funerals For Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Balser, Katheryn - Noon, Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca.

Craig, Lorene - 11 a.m., Levi First Missionary Baptist Church, Rand.

Dr. Crane, Vivian Frances - 1 p.m. Rainelle United Methodist Church, Rainelle.

Hall, Jesse - 2 p.m., Perrow Presbyterian Church, Cross Lanes.

Harrah, Sylvia - 5 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Krepps, Edna - Noon, Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Musick, Joann - Noon, O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Popp, Elizabeth - 11 a.m., St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans.

Rogers, Pansy - 1 p.m., Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

Sanders, Matthew - 2 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Willet, Linda Lou - 2 p.m., Willet Family Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry.