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Archive for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

W. Pa. police arrest 4 in nationwide lottery scam after Topeka resident reports fraud

October 19, 2011

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— Police say they've charged four men in western Pennsylvania for allegedly operating a nationwide lottery scam.

Investigators say the men targeted elderly citizens throughout the U.S., telling them they'd won the "Mega Millions Lottery."

Twenty-three-year-old Michaelee Fitz-Andy Jamieson, twenty-three year-old Jeffery Augustus Bernard, thirty-two-year-old Sylvester Williams, and thirty-one-year-old Junior Powell were all charged with receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and corrupt organizations. Police list all as residents of Jamaica, and say the investigation is ongoing.

The arrests were made after a victim in Topeka, Kan. sent $25,000 to the men, supposedly to satisfy costs associated with the winnings.

The victim never received any money and reported the suspected fraud. Police say they found information linking the men to that crime as well as other possible victims throughout the U.S.

Comments

Scott Morgan 2 years, 6 months ago

He who has not been had cast the first stone. I am still waiting on my magazines I purchased from a nice gal 40 years ago. It sounded like a good deal.

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bootlegger 2 years, 6 months ago

How stupid............must be from Topeka...........

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50YearResident 2 years, 6 months ago

It used to be "a new sucker is born every day" Now with the computer age it's "one hundred new suckers born every day". We they ever learn?

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Number_1_Grandma 2 years, 6 months ago

"Stupid is as stupid does"

-Forrest Gump-

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consumer1 2 years, 6 months ago

I am amazed that anyone would send that much money to strangers, It must be the greed.

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