Mon July 9, 2012
Authorities arrest suspects in multi-state telemarketing scam
Ohio officials say only two of the 18 indicted suspects remain at large in a telemarketing scam that allegedly stole millions from people in 41 states over the past five years. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said Monday that two more members of the ring, including its alleged leader, have been arrested in the past two days - one in Florida and one in Ohio. DeWine says the suspects targeted land owners and led them to believe their property was worth more than it really was. He says the suspects then convinced the owners to pay fees of $500 to nearly $16,000 to guarantee the sale of the land. The suspects are from Ohio, Florida, Indiana and New York.