• Welcome!
    |
    ||
    Logout|My Dashboard
  • Subscribe
  • Manage Account
  • Place an Ad
  • Advertise With Us

Ten people -- most residents of Little River -- charged in lottery scam

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 2:16 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Ten people, most of them residents of Little River, were charged in a complaint alleging a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

The complaint, unsealed Tuesday after the arrests of nine of the defendants, alleges the scam targeted elderly victims around the country, notifying them they won a lottery or sweepstakes, but needed to pay fees in advance in order to receive their winnings. The complaint alleges that more than 200 individuals were victimized and paid more than $1 million to receive their non-existent lottery prizes. The conspiracy charge carries a maximum prison term of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000. The defendants and their last known city of residence are:

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Choose an online service.

The following services are print only and offer no digital access

You must login to view the full content on this page.

© 2015 SCNow. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Thank you for reading 15 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 15 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 843-317-NEWS. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Choose an online service.

The following services are print only and offer no digital access

Listen to our newsroom police scanner