12/21/2020 - During the week of December 14, 2020, Investigations by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of Krishna Skanes and Jay Benson for sexual communication with a minor and lewd acts with a child during an undercover sting in Canadian County. Skanes was arrested on December 14, 2020, from a Canadian County arrest warrant by Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and Benson was arrested on December 16, 2020 by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. These undercover operations targeted internet predators using social media who target children...continued.
11/06/2020 - Citizens are getting calls from scam artists portraying themselves as members of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. The scam relates to threats of arrest unless the victim goes and purchases a Money Pak card. The scammer will have the victim provide the numbers off of the card as payment to avoid being arrested. The phone numbers appearing on the victim’s phone shows the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office phone number, but the suspects are using tools to spoof their numbers to pretend to be law enforcement. The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office nor any Law Enforcement Agency would have you pay for a bond/fine/or fee to avoid jail over the phone. These matters would be handled in person through formal meetings, not with a Money Pak or Green Dot card. The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office has responded to multiple complaints regarding this scam and ask you if you receive a call or think you may have been scammed please contact the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office to report the matter.