Recently our Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and the Bozeman Police Department received numerous calls in reference to a scam where someone calls a senior citizen and tells them “your grandson is in jail and needs money”. The Sheriff’s Office took a report from an 80 yr old woman who sent $8,000.00 to the Dominican Republic for her grandson, who she believed was in jail.
If someone calls your residence and advises that a family member is in jail somewhere other than Gallatin County, please contact our Dispatch Center at 582-2000 Extension 2. Do not provide any financial information until law enforcement can help you confirm the information they are providing you.
If you have elderly parents, family members, or friends, we encourage you to contact them with this information.
If you (Media) have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Sheriff Brian M. Gootkin