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Police warn residents about fake arrest warrants in Frankenmuth

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Frankenmuth Police and the Saginaw County Sheriff's Department are warning residents about a scam.{ }(Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. - Frankenmuth Police and the Saginaw County Sheriff's Department are warning residents about a scam.

They say someone is pretending to be a lieutenant with the Saginaw County Sheriff's office, and are sending out fake arrest warrants.

The most recent case involved a woman in Frankenmuth.

Police tell us the scammer not only called the woman but they also sent her court paperwork through email.

This isn't the first time authorities have been alerted about this scam, but it is the first time they've actually seen a copy of these fake documents.

The documents are fake but they look very similar to real court documents.

But police say their are some red flags. For starters, these documents appear to come from a federal court in Saginaw but the problem is there is no federal courthouse in Saginaw County.

Another thing, you can't be served as arrest warrant through email, official warrants would be served in person by a U.S. Marshal or a law enforcement officer.

Police say if you receive suspicious calls or documents in the mail or through your email don't be afraid to ask questions. most importantly, don't send money.