May 23, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 23, 2017) - The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for wanted suspect Timothy Liptrap. The suspect has outstanding warrants for his arrest for Grand Theft and Organized Fraud. On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the suspect called a local business stating he was “Officer Anderson” with the “Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office” and he needed to speak with the victim. The suspect informed the victim that her boss was arrested and his bail was set for $650.00. The suspect stated he had already spoken with the arrestee’s "brother-in-law", who is a police officer in St. Johns County/St. Augustine. The victim was told the "brother-in-law" could only come up with half the bond and asked if she could come up with the rest. After she told him she could, "Officer Anderson" asked her if she could meet the "brother-in-law" at the gas station, on the corner of Philips and Sunbeam Road, because the "brother-in-law" was lost and doesn't know his way around. She subsequently met the "brother-in-law" at the Kangaroo located at 8820 Philips Hwy. After the "brother-in-law" got out of what appeared to be a Dodge Charger, he greeted her and told her thanks for helping, etc. He also said the arrestee had the cash on him and as soon as he gets his stuff (cell phone, money etc.) they will meet her back at the local business to repay her the $340.00. After the "brother-in-law" left, she got a call from "Officer Anderson", asking if everything went ok. After she told him yes, "Officer Anderson" stated he would go ahead and start getting everything ready for the arrestee.