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A phone solicitor posing as a York County sheriff's deputy is demanding money with the threat of arrest, officials said.

The Sheriff's Office of York County announced that a caller who identified himself as Mark Davis has stated he is a deputy sheriff or process server with the sheriff's office, informing the person he calls that he or she owes money to satisfy warrants or civil process paperwork. 

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Davis threatens arrest if fees are not paid, according to a news release.

In York and neighboring counties, he has scheduled meetings with the recipients of the calls on the steps of the local courthouse to collect the payments, the release states.

The Sheriff's Office reports that his number will appear on caller ID with a local 717 area code.

"The York County Sheriff's Office does not call to collect fees or debts for any company or individual or to satisfy any warrants," the release states. 

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone who receives this type of call to gather as much information as possible and contact the local police department immediately.

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