Emergency Update

County offices and facilities are closed on Saturday, January 22.

Road conditions in the county remain icy, especially on bridges and overpasses, so residents are encouraged to stay home and off roads at this time. Visit EmergencyNHC.com for more information.

New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Warns of “Bail Scam”

Sheriff’s Detectives are currently investigating fraudulent activity that is the result of a recent scam and is warning of it occurrence in New Hanover County.

SCAM: The victim was contacted by a male, claiming to be associated with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, and told he had arrested a employee of the victim’s but would not release the arrestee’s name, citing a HIPAA violation. The victim provided the name of a current employee and the suspect confirmed that was the person who had been arrested. The victim was requested to wire bail money in the amount of $600 to Orlando Florida – the money was claimed immediately.

INFORMATION: The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is not involved with the attempt to collect or request bail money. These transactions are handled directly by the arrestee or through a bail bonds company. The arrest of anyone is public information and may be provided by law enforcement without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Sheriff's Office: 3950 Juvenile Center Road • Castle Hayne, NC 28429 • Phone 910-798-4200 • Fax 910-798-4212
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