Two Georgia men have been arrested on charges of first-degree theft of property in a phone scam in Alabama, police say
Two Georgia men were arrested for participating in a phone scam in which they asked victims to send them money or face arrest, the Auburn Police Department said.
An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for 33-year-old Keith Alexander McClymont of Atlanta and 29-year-old Davida Samantha Berry of Cedartown on charges of first-degree theft of property.
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Auburn Police say the arrests stem from their receiving a theft report surrounding a phone scam in December. The victim said they received several phone calls from McClymont and Perry who falsely identified themselves as law enforcement.
Both suspects told the victim that they needed to make payments to clear the fake court sentences to avoid arrest. Police identified the men as being involved in a phone scam and first-degree theft of property warrants in January.
McClymont was arrested by the South Fulton City Police Department last week. He waived extradition and was transported to the Auburn Police Department on Tuesday.
Perry was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, waived extradition and was transported by the Auburn Police Department.
Both men were transported to the Lee County Jail and held on $5,000 bail.
Police are warning the public to be aware of anyone calling and asking for payment, specifically using an electronic means to request money from you. If you receive a call like this, law enforcement officials say you should hang up.
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