A Rock Hill man took out a loan to pay for $500 in iTunes cards after being told a warrant was out for his arrest, but that payment would result in the charges being dismissed, according to a police report.
On Tuesday, the 55-year-old man told police he got a call from someone claiming to be with the FBI, the report says. The man told police the caller said he owed $40,000 in taxes, and that there was an arrest warrant in his name, the report states.
The man told police the caller promised that if he paid $500, the warrant would be dismissed, the report says. The man told police the caller also instructed him not to tell his wife, and that “police were on the way to arrest him if he did not comply,” the report states.
The man told police the caller instructed him to buy $500 in iTunes gift cards and to read the numbers on the back of the cards to the caller, the report says.
The man told police he took out a loan to pay for the gift cards.
The man told police the caller had said “the only reason they asked for the money was to make sure (he) was going to cooperate with them” and that they would give the money back to him, the report states.
The case is active.