Bastrop County officers stop scam Posted in: News Local law enforcement was able to interrupt a multi-state scam last month, according to a post from the Bastrop County Sheriff Office. “Occasionally, the Sheriff’s Office investigates a case that is especially gratifying,” the post, authored by Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook, said. “I’m sure all of us have received threatening phone calls; the threat may be for arrest from someone saying they are the IRS, a plea by someone saying a loved one has been arrested, be threatened with deportation, or any other of the various scams. All have a common pattern: the caller is demanding that you send cash ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!