The real sheriff in Tazewell County doesn’t let you pay fines with gift cards. The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office yesterday sent out a warning about a phone scam that’s making the rounds. The sheriff says someone is calling people up and threatening to arrest them if they don’t pay for court fines, or to squash a warrant. The real sheriff says that’s not how any of that works. They say just hang-up on the scammers.