Pawtucket Man Charged In Elder Fraud Scheme

posted by NewsRadio 920 -WHJJ -

(Providence, RI)  --  A Pawtucket man is among 250 people facing multiple charges in connection with an international marketing scheme.  Court documents show Shawn Whitfield was a participant in a Jamaican-based lottery scam targeting the elderly.  The scam entailed the victims paying upfront taxes so their cash prizes could be released.  Authorities claim Whitfield collected nearly 100-thousand dollars from victims in 23 states. 

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