GREEN BAY — More than a dozen
Brown County inmates may have been part of a phone scam that
used software to make thousands of collect calls and charge
them to local businesses and county offices.
Brown County Sheriff's Capt.
Jeff Sanborn says there could be criminal charges.
Investigators still are
counting the number of calls and victims, but say between 10
and 15 inmates made suspicious calls between July and
August. The largest bill charged was for $2,400. Calls were
billed to five law offices and six county departments.
Sanborn says the inmates
found a way to call people on the outside and bill the calls
to a third party.
Officials say the jail uses a
private phone vendor, which has fixed the software problem.