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US attorney for W.Va. says 3 indicted on charges of scamming elders for money
Reported by: Associated Press
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 2:01 AM EST
Three people who prosecutors say posed as clergymen or family members to scam older West Virginians have been indicted on federal fraud charges.
The scheme involved calling elderly residents and asking for money under false pretenses. Some of the callers claimed they had been in a car accident and needed money, or that they had been in legal trouble and had to pay an attorney.
The three are scheduled to formally enter pleas this week before federal judges. Each faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.