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Jimmy John’s receives scam phone call, sends more than $1,000

Bloomington police are investigating a scam caller who robbed the East Kirkwood Avenue Jimmy John's of more than $1,000.  

Bloomington Police Department Lt. John Kovach said the caller got the employee to send them $1,048 around 3 a.m. Sunday. The caller pretended to be from corporate Jimmy John's. 

The caller called twice and said he or she believed counterfeiting was happening at the Jimmy John’s location. The caller said the employee who answered needed to use the money in the store to purchase money through Green Dot, a financial company that sells prepaid cards, to send to the caller, police said. 

The employee sent the money.

The employee later provided the manager with receipts from this purchase. 

Detectives are investigating the situation. 

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