The Norman Transcript

November 7, 2013

Inmates allegedly scammed elderly Oklahomans

Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says two inmates in Georgia were behind a scam that targeted elderly residents in Oklahoma.

Authorities say callers identifying themselves as deputies telephoned the victims and said they owed fines or faced warrants. The victims were told they could pay the fines by purchasing a pre-paid credit card and the sheriff’s office says some of those contacted fell for the scam.

The amount of money the victims lost was not released.

The sheriff’s office said investigators traced the calls to two inmates in custody in Georgia. The names of the inmates and where they are being held was not released.

The case is being turned over to the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office.

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