Phone Scam uses the names of TCSO employees to target Tulsa County citizens

Once again, phone scammers are claiming to be members of TCSO while targeting potential victims. Over the weekend, we received calls from at least eight people who say they were targeted, one of whom fell victim to the scam and lost $3,000.

The caller tells people they have a warrant for their arrest for failing to appear for a jury summons. They tell the person they must immediately pay hundreds, even thousands of dollars in fines to avoid being arrested by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

In this version of the scam, the crook claims to be Sgt. Paul Huss or Sgt. Lewis from TCSO. The phone number currently being used is 918-376-5529, but this number can change without notice.

In previous versions of the scam, the crook instructed the victim to purchase pre-paid cash cards and use them to “pay the bond” to avoid being arrested. They order the victim to remain on the phone with them while purchasing the cards. As soon the victim buys the cards and provides the card numbers over the phone, the money is stolen by the crook.

However, in this latest scam, the victim was instructed to go to a Bitcoin Kiosk where we inserted $3,000 and sent it to the scammer.

We urge people to remember that TCSO will never call anyone with warrants to demand payment over the phone… and certainly not through the use of gifts cards or crypto currency!

If you receive one of these calls, hang up. If you are a victim of this scam, call us at 918-596-5600 to file a report.

Anyone can check our website to see if they have active Tulsa County warrants by using this link: 

Bobby Lee Mann Wanted for Kidnapping and Assault

Update: As of 8/28/2023,  Bobby Lee Mann is now in custody.


Yesterday afternoon Deputies responded to a call from an injured woman who had just escaped her kidnapper in the area of 7900 Charles Page Blvd.

When deputies arrived, they found the female victim had been so badly beaten that she had to be taken to an area hospital.

The victim stated that on Saturday, she was at a motel in the 3300 block of Charles Page Blvd, when she ran into her ex-boyfriend, Bobby Lee Mann. Mann was angry because the victim refused to drop charges against him in connection with a previous domestic assault. She said he pulled a knife and threatened to kill her unless she returned with him to his homeless encampment near 8100 Charles Page Blvd.

The victim said that over the following days, Mann repeatedly beat her, strangled her and threatened to rape her. When Mann fell asleep yesterday afternoon, the victim was able to escape the camp and flag someone down to ask for help.

Bobby Lee Mann is a 53-year-old white male, 6 feet tall and weighs 200 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He may be riding a red 10 speed bike that says “Specialized” in white lettering on the frame.

If you see him, call 911.

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