A statement has been released by Chief of Police Tim Murphy regarding the fraudulant procurement of personal cell phone records of City of Altus Electrical Superintendent Dan Scott.
Murphy explained, “On July 12, Altus Police began an investigation against a person(s) who fraudulently obtained the cell phones records of City of Altus Electrical Superintendent Dan Scott. Once obtained, this person(s) disseminated Mr. Scott’s cell phone records to Councilman Scott Simco, Rick Steen and the City Administrator, Elizabeth Gray. On July 25, a Multi-County Grand Jury subpoena was prepared, which requested, the cell phone records of Mr. Scott. This information was to be provided by his cell phone provider.”
On August 14, the Multi-Grand Jury subpoena returned and the request was made to Mr. Scott’s cell phone provider. The cell phone provider told Altus Police that a request was never made to gain access to the phone records of Mr. Scott and that if anyone attempted to do so there would have been a documented history of that attempt. The only means possible to obtain these cell phone records would have been if person(s) logged onto his account through the cell phone providers’ website and obtained the records by those means.
Chief Murphy added, “Investigators conducted numerous interviews which included past and present employees from the City of Altus and the Electric Department. Unfortunately, no suspects have developed from those interviews. This case will remain open and police will continue their investigation into this crime.” Anyone with additional information about this case is encouraged to contact the Altus Police Department’s non-emergency number at 580-481-2296.